Tagged: 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 with Ram Dass

 

Concentrate on your breath.

…In, Out

…In, Out

Maybe the tip of the nose will be the place where you will do that.

Now keep that concentrated —  concentration.

 

Bring it to the middle of your heart space.

…And that point is loving awareness.

…And that loving awareness is you.

It’s the real you.

 

Where you are.

Awareness.

 

Now

…you can omit

…you can be aware

…of your eyes and what they see

You can be aware of the ears about you..about what they hear.

…what the skin feels.

You can be aware of your mind and your…and the river of thoughts come out of your mind.

…Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts.

 

Some of those thoughts are positive, some are negative.

Some are about you…and about others.

Some of them are judging thoughts.

But you will stay identified with loving awareness in your heart

…in the heart center.

 

I am loving awareness.

I am loving awareness.

I am loving awareness.

 

When I am loving when awareness is not a thing.

We can label it but it is not the words.

 

You are loving awareness

…So is Christ

…So is Krishna

…So is Buddha

…So is  Maharaji

They are loving awareness.

And so are you.

 

One loving awareness.

One loving awareness.

 

In each of us is a finger of the hand of loving awareness.

Loving awareness is in everybody.

Everybody is in loving awareness.

 

Or in disagreement,  in states, that’s the games….that’s the games we play.

Yet we are loving awareness.

We are individuals but we’re not.

We are the whole.

We are all God.

You are an individual and you are part of the whole

loving awareness.

 

When you finally get to be

be loving awareness,

be loving awareness.

be

be.

 

We are all beings together,

one consciousness.

We are a satsang.

 

We are

we are

those who seek the truth.

…seek the truth

…seek the truth

 

Namaste

Namaste.

Lovingkindness with Ram Dass

We are

Immersed in love.

Outside and inside

And you can radiate love and be it, you’re inside.

 

To all of us

To the planet

To the universe

Every one of us counts

In this effort

 

The love inside is radiated outside

love yourself

And love universe

The love inside of all of us is love.

 

We each translated …translate that love

according to our lives

no matter how thick is the filter of your karma

you radiate the the love of the one.

 

And now let us, a group effort, to love our planet

 

Now we are…we are love itself.

We are love.

We are loved.

We are love.

We are love.

We are love.

 

Be love.

Be loved.

Be love.

 

Namaste