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Karaniya Metta Sutta

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Title: Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will

Summary: url=index.html#snp.1.08.than The Buddha&#39;s words on cultivating a heart filled with loving-kindness (metta) towards all beings.

Sn 1.8

PTS: Sn 143-152

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Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Alternate translations: Ñanamoli | Amaravati | Buddharakkhita | Piyadassi

			
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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.

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