Friday, November 21, 2014

Buddha - May all beings be at ease!

Verses of Kindness & Compassion

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,
One should sustain this recollection.

~ from the Buddha’s Metta Sutta

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