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« on: September 24, 2010, 01:37:45 PM »
the buddhas instructions of creating a noble and good heart:

This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
... Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.

Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty,
medium, short or small,

The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born
May all beings be at ease!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.

Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings;

Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding....[40]


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Re: metta-sutta
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 01:54:48 PM »

Dear matthias,

Yes.  This is the wish of all great saints, Jnanis and divine poets.

Saint Tayumanavar sings:

I do not wish anything other than your grace to make all the living
beings happy, O the Sublime!

Arunachala Siva.