Mettā Bhāvanā : Meditation of Loving-kindness

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Mettā Bhāvanā : Meditation of Loving-kindness

(By Venerable A. Sumanasara Mahathero, Head , Gotami Vihara, Tokyo)


Many of us offend others without our knowledge and we tend to defend if questioned or refuse to accept the charge. Yet, we are not aware that we are offending ourselves while blaming others for the cause. Repeated recital of the following meditation may release you from the pain of being offended and the charges of offending others. In other words, you relieve yourself from both the pain of yours and the charges of others. Try see practicing the following steps:

 

Step 1: Be kind to yourself Stage  

Let myself be always happy and kind  

Let myself be free from disease and mental  worries.  

Let myself be always successful in righteous and reasonable endeavors.  

Let the wisdom of light shine upon myself.  

Let myself be always happy and kind.  (3 times)  

 

Step 2: Be kind to your intimates  

Let my intimates be always happy and kind.

Let my intimates be free from disease and mental worries.

Let my intimates be always successful in righteous and reasonable endeavors.  

Let the wisdom of light shine upon my intimates.  

Let my intimates be always happy and kind. (3 times)

 

Step 3: Be kind to all living beings

Let all living beings be always happy and kind.

Let all living beings be free from disease and mental worries.  

Let all living beings be always successful in righteous and reasonable endeavors.

Let the wisdom of light shine upon all living beings.  

Let all living beings be always happy and kind. (3 times)  

 

Step 4: Be kind to people you are not happy with

Let all living beings irritable to me be always happy and kind.

Let all living beings irritable to me be free from disease and mental worries.  

Let all living beings irritable to me be always successful in righteous and reasonable endeavors.  

Let the wisdom of light shine upon all living beings irritable to me.

Let all living beings irritable to me be always happy and kind. (3times)

 

Step 5: Be kind to people who are not happy with me

Let all living beings not happy with me be always happy and kind.

Let all living beings not happy with me be free from disease and mental worries.

Let all living beings not happy with me be always successful in righteous and reasonable endeavors.

Let the wisdom of light shine upon all living beings not happy with me.  

Let all living beings not happy with me be always happy and kind. (3 times)

 

Step 6: Fathomless compassion  

Let all living beings be always happy and kind. (3 times)

 

Sabbe sattā Bhavantu sukhitattā (3 times)


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