Category: Metta

Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg

Metta is meant to be done in the easiest way possible.

So that the experience of lovingkindness springs forth most gently, the most naturally.

To do it in the easiest way possible means first to use phrases that are personally meaningful.

The traditional phrases as their  taught in this one classical translation of them, beginning with oneself.

 

‘May I be free from danger.

May I know safety.’

 

The danger in that sense is both inner danger from the force of certain mind states and outer danger.

 

‘May I be free from danger.

May I have mental happiness.

May I have physical happiness.

May I have ease of well-being.’

 

Which means may I not have to struggle terribly day-by day — livelihood and family issues.

 

‘May I be free from danger.

May I have mental happiness.’

 

But really you should use any phrases that are powerful for you.

They need to be meaningful — not just in a very temporary way.

I guess the discourse is ok — but something profound that you’d wish for yourself and others.

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Lovingkindness by Tara Brach

 

We close with a brief prayer of lovkingkindness.

May we embrace our inner life.

May we open to the realness that’s right here.

And belong to our full aliveness.

Our full awake heart.

And may this openness of heart include all beings

 

May we truly see all beings as part of our heart.

Cherish all beings.

Realize the shared heartspace and awareness that’s our essence.

 

May there be love and understanding between all beings.

May there be peace.

May there be peace.

May all beings awaken and be free.

 

Namaste and blessings.