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Loving Kindness Discourse
Karaniya Metta Sutta

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Loving Kindness Discourse
  1. One skilled in good, wishing to attain
    that state of peace should act thus:
    he should be able, straight, upright,
    obedient, gentle, and humble.

  2. He should be contented, easy to support,
    with few duties, living lightly,
    controlled in senses, discreet,
    not impudent, unattached to families.

  3. He should not do any slight wrong
    for which the wise might censure him.
    May all beings be happy and secure!
    May all beings have happy minds!

  4. Whatever living beings there may be
    without exception, weak or strong,
    long, large, middling,
    short, subtle, or gross,

  5. Visible or invisible,
    living near or far,
    born or coming to birth
    may all beings have happy minds!

  6. Let no one deceive another
    nor despise anyone anywhere.
    Neither in anger nor ill-will
    Should anyone wish harm to another.

  7. As a mother would risk her own life to protect her only child, even so towards all living beings one should cultivate a boundless heart

  8. One should cultivate for all the world
    a heart of boundless loving-kindness,
    above, below, and cross,
    unobstructed, without hate or enmity.

  9. Whether standing, walking, or sitting,
    lying down or whenever awake,
    he should develop this mindfulness; this is called divinely dwelling here.

  10. Not falling into erroneous views,
    but virtuous and endowed with vision, removing desire for sensual pleasures, he comes never again to birth in the womb.
    By the power of this Truth may I always enjoy well-being.

Karaniya Metta Sutta

  1. Karanlyam atthakusalena
    Yam tarn santam padam abhisamecca
    Sakko uju ca suju ca
    Suvaco c'assa mudu anatimanl

  2. Santussako ca subharo ca
    Appakicco ca sallahuka-vutti
    Santindriyo ca nipako ca
    Appagabbho kulesu ananugiddh

  3. Na ca khuddam samacare kinci
    Yena vinfiu pare upava-deyyum
    Sukhino va khemino hontu
    Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta

  4. Ye keci panabhutatthi
    Tasa va thavara va anavasesa Digha va ye mahanta va Majjhima rassakanuka-thula

  5. Dittha va yeva adittha
    Ye ca dure vasanti avidure Bhuta va sambhavesi va Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta

  6. Na paro pararn ni kubbetha
    Natimannetha katthacinam kanci
    Byarosana patighasanna
    Nanna mannassa dukkham iccheyya.

  7. Mata yatha niyarn puttarn Ayusa ekaputtam anurakkhe Evam pi sabbabhiitesu Manasarn bhavaye aparimanam

  8. Mettam ca sabba-lokasmim
    Manasarn bhavaye aparimanam
    Uddharn adho ca tiriyan ca
    Asambadham averam asapattarn

  9. Tittharn cararn nisinno va
    Sayano va yavatassa vigatamiddho
    Etarn satim adhittheyya
    Brahmarn-etam viharam idha mahu.

  10. Ditthin ca anupagamma silava
    Dassanena sampanno
    Kamesu vineyya gedharn
    Na hi jatu gabbhaseyyam punar-etl'ti.
    Etena saccavajjena
    sotthi me (te) hotu sahbada
    (Recite three times)

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