"When understood, the Buddha’s universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what self-interest and arrogance cannot. It is a world where any human can be happy in goodness and the fullness of giving." ❦ Eknath Easwara

September 5, 2011

The Metta Sutta - The Sutta of Loving-kindness

May all beings be happy!

May all be joyous and live in safety!

Let no one deceive another, nor despise another, as weak as they may be.

Let no one by anger or by hate wish evil for another.

As a mother, in peril of her own life, watches and protects her only child, thus with a limitless spirit must one cherish all living beings.

Love the world in its entirety -- above, below and all around, without limitation, with an infinite goodness and with benevolence.

While standing or walking, sitting or lying down, as long as one is awake,
Let one cultivate Loving-Kindness.
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