Thread: The Chant of Metta, & Sn 1.8

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    The Chant of Metta, & Sn 1.8

    The chant of metta, which I dedicate to all life-forms on our planet.

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    Also dedicated to our planet Earth and all its different life-forms:

    Sn 1.8 Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha's Words on Loving-Kindness

    (translated from the Pali by The Amaravati Monastery Sangha)

    "This is what should be done
    By one who is skilled in goodness,
    And who knows the path of peace:
    Let them be able and upright,
    Straightforward and gentle in speech,
    Humble and not conceited,
    Contented and easily satisfied,
    Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
    Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful,
    Not proud or demanding in nature.
    Let them not do the slightest thing
    That the wise would later reprove.
    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.
    By not holding to fixed views,
    The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
    Being freed from all sense desires,
    Is not born again into this world."

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    Global Moderator Esho's Avatar
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    Wow! Just Beautiful Aloka, thanks very much

    It inspired me to do some metta meditation this night
    Last edited by Esho; 03 Nov 19 at 03:20.

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    Aug 2016
    Thank you Aloka!


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