Mental Release by Friendliness Outshines All!
The Blessed Buddha often emphasized:
Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth one
sixteenth part of the release of mind by universal friendliness; in shining,
glowing and beaming radiance, such release of mind by universal friendliness
far excels and surpasses them all… Itivuttaka 27
See this good being is happy! How fine! How excellent! Let there be Happiness!
Let there indeed be Freedom! Let there indeed be Peace! Let there be Bliss….
Let there be Understanding of this good-will principle. Buddhaghosa
"May all beings be joyous and safe! Let every creature’s mind rejoice!
Let every single living being’s mind be exceedingly jubilant!" Exactly so
should one maintain an infinite friendliness for every single living being,
in gentle sympathy for this entire universe, unlimited, endless and vast!
This is the Divine Dwelling, while actually still down here. Buddha Gotama
The Bhikkhu pervades all beings with all-embracing friendliness …
The Bhikkhu encompass all beings with universal and endless pity …
The Bhikkhu permeates all beings with infinite and mutual joy …
The Bhikkhu suffuses all beings with unlimited equanimity … Digha Nikāya 33
May all creatures, all breathing things, all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only. May they not fall into any harm. Anguttara Nikāya II, 72
Thus he who both by day and by night takes delight in gentle harmlessness,
sharing love with all that lives, finds enmity with none. Samyutta Nikāya I 208
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Have a nice and Noble day.