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Title: Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will
Summary: url=index.html#snp.1.08.than The Buddha's words on cultivating a heart filled with loving-kindness (metta) towards all beings.
PTS: Sn 143-152
Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will
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This is to be done by one skilled in aims who wants to break through to the state of peace: Be capable, upright, & straightforward, easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited, content & easy to support, with few duties, living lightly, with peaceful faculties, masterful, modest, & no greed for supporters.
Do not do the slightest thing that the wise would later censure.
Think: Happy, at rest, may all beings be happy at heart. Whatever beings there may be,
weak or strong, without exception, long, large, middling, short, subtle, blatant, seen & unseen, near & far, born & seeking birth:
May all beings be happy at heart.
Let no one deceive another or despise anyone anywhere, or through anger or irritation wish for another to suffer.
As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: Above, below, & all around, unobstructed, without enmity or hate. Whether standing, walking, sitting, or lying down,
as long as one is alert,
one should be resolved on this mindfulness. This is called a sublime abiding here & now.
Not taken with views, but virtuous & consummate in vision, having subdued desire for sensual pleasures,
one never again will lie in the womb.
See also: Karaṇīya Metta-Sutta: The Message of Peace and Universal Friendliness (Bhikkhu Ñāṇadassana).
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