Freeing of the mind: through Metta
Metta is a Pali word and means “loving-kindness” or “boundless love”. It is a wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy.
Metta is the unconditional love that breaks the divide between families, communities, nations, and the world.
Our cultivation of Metta helps to tune our minds to the frequency of love and compassion. It is a powerful healing force that will not only transform ourselves but also transform those around us.
In Buddhist cultivation, Metta Bhavana – or loving-kindness practice, is one effective means by which we can attain tranquillity.
In Discourse on Blessings of Loving-kindness, The Exalted One
Spoke thus on loving-kindness:
asevitaya – It should be frequently recalled to mind
bhavitaya – cultivated
bahulikataya – energetically practiced
yanikataya – mastered like driving a vehicle
vatthukataya – made as a firm foundation
anutthitaya – upheld in everything you do
paricitaya – made familiar
susamaraddhaya – well established
Blessings of Loving Kindness
by bhante mahinda