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Metta (Mettanisamsa) Sutta

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Title: Metta (Mettanisamsa) Sutta: Good Will

Summary: Eleven benefits arising from the practice of metta (loving kindness, or good-will) meditation.

AN 11.16

PTS: A v 342

BJT calls this the Mettanisamsa Sutta; Thai, Burmese, and PTS call it Metta Sutta.

Metta (Mettanisamsa) Sutta: Good Will

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Alternate translation: Piyadassi

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“Monks, for one whose awareness-release through good will is cultivated, developed, pursued, handed the reins and taken as a basis, given a grounding, steadied, consolidated, and well-undertaken, eleven benefits can be expected. Which eleven?

“One sleeps easily, wakes easily, dreams no evil dreams. One is dear to human beings, dear to non-human beings. The devas protect one. Neither fire, poison, nor weapons can touch one. One's mind gains concentration quickly. One's complexion is bright. One dies unconfused and — if penetrating no higher — is headed for the Brahma worlds.

“These are the eleven benefits that can be expected for one whose awareness-release through good will is cultivated, developed, pursued, handed the reins and taken as a basis, given a grounding, steadied, consolidated, and well-undertaken.”

See also: Iti 27.

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