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Metta: Friendly Vibrations



Good Vibrations
The Four Godly Thoughts
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[MN 7]
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #7: The Simile of the Cloth, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi trans., pp120
ATI: The Simile of the Cloth, Thanissaro, trans.
PTS: Middle Length Sayings, I:#7: Simile of the Cloth, Horner, trans., pp48

Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
metta Friendly Vibrations Amity friendliness, abiding in friendliness universal benevolence loving-kindness loving-kindness love love loving-kindness loving-kindness


Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede


Metta: [abstr. fr. mitra = mitta, cp. Vedic maitran. According to Asl. 192 (cp. Expos. 258) derived fr. mid to love, to be fat: "mejjati metta siniyhati ti attho"] love, amity, sympathy, friendliness, active interest in others...desire of bringing welfare & good to one's fellow-men...-- Phrases occurring frequently: metta ceto-vimutti D I.251; S II.265; A IV.150...metta-sahagatena cetasa with a heart full of love D I.250; II.186; III.49 sq., 78, 223 sq.; S V.115; A I.183; II.129; IV.390; V.299, 344; expld in detail at Vism 308. mettan karoti (loc.) to be friendly or sympathize with...metta-cittan kindly thought, a heart full of love D I.167; III.237...and metta-jhana love-meditation...
-bhavana cultivation or development of friendliness (towards all living beings) J I.176; III.45; Miln 199; Vism 295.
-viharin abiding in kindliness...Vism 324...

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