Buddha-Direct 4563: Exalted is Amity


Infinite Loving-Kindness is an Exalted State!

The Blessed Buddha once explained Loving-Kindness (Mettā) like this:
This is what should be done by a clever one to arouse the advantageous:
Having attained a peaceful state: He should be capable, straight, and very
upright, easy to speak to, gentle, and not proud, content, and easy to support,
with few duties, living simple, with calmed senses, devoted, and neither angry,
nor greedy. He should not do any mean thing, which wise men would criticize.
He always should wish: Let all beings be happy, joyous, glad, safe, and secure.
Whatever living creatures there exist, still or moving, small or large, seen or
unseen, far or near, already existing or coming into being, let all these living
beings without any even single exception be completely and perfectly happy!
One should never despise anyone anywhere, nor humiliate anyone anywhere,
nor ever wish for any beings misery or harm, because of anger or irritation.
Just as a mother would protect her only little son even risking her own life,
exactly so should one cultivate an unbounded mentality towards all beings:
Loving-kindness towards all in this universe. One should cultivate an infinite
mind, above, below and across, without barriers, without enmity, matchless..
Whether standing, going, sitting, or lying down, even when slumbering should
one practise this exalted infinite goodwill. This is said to be a Sacred State!
Sutta Nipata 143-151

Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:

On this exalted Infinite Friendliness (Mettā) see also:
Selfless Friendship is Sweetest, All Embracing Kindness, Blazing Friendliness,
The-Effective_Saw, Blazing_Goodwill, Genuine_Goodwill, Cosmic_Goodness,
United in Harmony Goodwill Encore, United_in_Harmony, The Good Friend,
Evaporated_Enemy, Release_of_Resentment, The_11_Advantages

Exalted is Amity..

Have a nice and Noble day.

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/_ ]

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