Kindness to Every Heart – Let’s Practice Living-Kindness Meditation

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Kindness to Every Heart – Let’s Practice Living-Kindness Meditation

Kindness to Every Heart

Dear friends,

We are going to try to spread the mind of loving kindness to all beings. There is a lack of love, kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity — what Buddha called the Divine Abodes — in our mind. That is why we have no peace. Instead, we have fear, doubt, anger, stress, and much mental suffering. If we can drench our mind with loving kindness, we will be able to get rid of all the fears and doubts and all the rest. We will gain peace of mind, and when we have a peaceful mind we can donate some of our peace to this world. Peace comes from the peaceful mind. Let’s develop peace in our mind. Let’s develop a heart filled with happiness which can create happiness in the hearts of others. In order to develop our mind, we meditate on loving kindness. The Buddha explained to us very clearly how to develop a kind heart and mind, and how to attain inner happiness. First of all, be apart from the world for a while. Find a quiet place. Sit comfortably with your spine straight, if you can. Close your eyes. Listen carefully to this audio. Do not think about anything but loving kindness, and sharing it with the world.  

 

 

Mettha Bhāvanā – Loving Kindness Meditation

We are very lucky as Supreme Buddha, our Great Teacher, has taught us all about morality,

concentration and wisdom. Now, without anger, ill will and jealousy, let’s spread loving

kindness to all beings. Listen to me and think in this way:

 

May I be free from anger.

May I be free from ill will.

May I be free from jealousy.

May I be free from mental suffering.

May I be free from physical suffering.

May I live in peace.

May I live happily.

May my parents, teachers, relatives and my friends; may all beings in this monastery:

… be free from anger.

… be free from ill will.

… be free from jealousy.

… be free from mental suffering.

… be free from physical suffering.

May all beings in this monastery live in peace.

May all being in this monastery live happily.

May all beings in this city:

… be free from anger.

… be free from ill will.

… be free from jealousy.

… be free from mental suffering.

… be free from physical suffering.

May all beings in this city live in peace.

May all beings in this city live happily.

May all beings in this province:

… be free from anger

… be free from ill will.

… be free from jealousy.

… be free from mental suffering.

… be free from physical suffering.

May all beings in this province live in peace.

May all beings in this province live happily.

May all beings in this country:

… be free from anger.

… be free from ill will.

… be free from jealousy.

… be free from mental suffering.

.. be free from physical suffering.

May all beings in this country live in peace.

May all beings in this country live happily.

May all beings in this world:

… be free from anger.

… be free from ill will.

… be free from jealousy.

… be free from mental suffering.

… be free from physical suffering.

May all beings in this world live in peace.

May all beings in this world live happily.

May all beings:

… be free from anger.

… be free from ill will.

… be free from jealousy.

… be free from mental suffering.

… be free from physical suffering.

May all beings live in peace.

May all beings live happily… live happily… live happily.

Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!


Chanting Of Mettha Bhāvanā – Loving Kindness Meditation

 

English Chanting – Audio

 

Aham avero homi- May I be free from anger;

abyāpajjho homi –may I be free from ill will;

anīgo homi may –I be free from mental and physical suffering;

sukhī attānam pariharāmi – may I look after myself and live happily.

Aham viya myham – As I am,

āchari upajjhāyā – so may my noble mentors,

māthā pitharo – my mother and father,

hitha satthā – friendly beings,

majjhattika satthā – indifferent beings,

verī satthā – and unfriendly beings,

averā hontu – be free from anger;

Abyāpajjhā hontu – be free from ill will;

anīghā hontu – be free from mental and physical suffering;

sukhī atthānam pariharantu – may they look after themselves, live happily,

dukkhā muñchanthu – and be free from suffering.

Yathā laddha sampatthito māvigacchantu – May whatever they have gained, not be lost.

Kammassakā – All beings are owners of their kamma.

Imasmim vihāre – In this monastery;

imasmim gocharagāme – in this village;

imasmim nagare – in this city;

imasmim deepe – in this country;

imasmim lankādeepe – in Sri Lanka;

imasmim jambudeepe – in the Indian Subcontinent;

imasmim chakkavāle – in this universe,

issara janā – may prosperous leaders,

sīmattaka devatā – devas within these boundaries,

sabbe satthā – and all beings,

averā hontu – be free from anger;

abyāpajjhā hontu – be free from ill will;

anīghā hontu – be free from mental and physical suffering;

sukhī atthānam pariharantu – may they look after themselves, live happily,

dukkhā muñchantu – and be free from suffering.

Yathā laddha sampatthitho māvigacchantu – May whatever they have gained, not be lost.

Kammassakā – All beings are owners of their actions(kamma).

Puratthimāya disāya – In the eastern direction;

dakkhināya disāya – in the southern direction;

pacchimāya disāya – in the western direction;

uttarāya disāya – in the northern direction;

puratthimāya anudisāya – in the southeast direction;

dakkhināya anudisāya – in the southwest direction;

pacchimāya anudisāya – in the northwest direction;

uttarāya anudisāya – in the northeast direction;

hettimāya disāya – in the direction below;

uparimāya disāya – and in the direction above,

sabbe satthā – may all beings,

sabbe pānā – all living beings,

sabbe bhūtā – all creatures,

sabbe puggalā – all persons,

sabbe atthabhāva pariyāpannā – all individuals,

sabbā itthiyo – all females,

sabbe purisā – all males,

sabbe ariyā – all noble ones,

sabbe anariyā – all worldling,

sabbe devā – all deities,

sabbe manussā – all humans,

sabbe amanussā – all non-humans,

sabbe vinipāthikā – and all those in the four woeful planes,

averā hontu – be free from anger;

abyāpajjhā hontu – be free from ill will;

anīghā hontu – be free from mental and physical suffering;

sukhī attānam pariharantu – may they look after themselves, live happily,

dukkhā muñchantu – and be free from suffering.

Yathā laddha sampatthitho māvigacchantu – May whatever they have gained, not be lost.

Kammassakā – All beings are owners of their kamma.

Sabbe satthā sukhīno bhavanthu – May all beings live happily.

Sabbe satthā sukhīno bhavanthu – May all beings live happily.

Sabbe satthā sukhīno bhavanthu – May all beings live happily.

Closing Verses of Protection

Bhavatu sabba mangalam

rakkhantu sabba devatā

Sabba buddhānubhāvena

sadā sotthi bhavantu te

May all good fortune come your way; may

all the deities protect you.

By all the power of the Buddha, may you

always enjoy wellbeing.

Bhavatu sabba mangalam 

rakkhantu sabba devatā

Sabba dhammānubhāvena

sadā sotthi bhavantu te

May all good fortune come your way;

may all the deities protect you.

By all the power of the Dhamma, may you

always enjoy wellbeing.

Bhavatu sabba mangalam

rakkhantu sabba devatā

Sabba sanghānubhāvena

sadā sotthi bhavantu te

May all good fortune come your way; may

all the deities protect you.

By all the power of the Sangha, may you

always enjoy wellbeing.

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