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Pay attention! Give ear! This is for your Good! For Your Profit for many a long day. Don't play with your food!

The Four Manners of God

Living in a manner that pervades
all manner of Friendly Vibrations
throughout every direction
to every manner of being
and wishing for them too
the experience of Friendly Vibrations.

Living in a manner that pervades
all manner of Sympathetic Vibrations
throughout every direction
to every manner of being
and wishing for them too
the experience of Sympathetic Vibrations.

Living in a manner that pervades
all manner of Empathetic Vibrations
throughout every direction
to every manner of being
and wishing for them too
the experience of Empathetic Vibrations.

Living in a manner that reflects
utter Objective Detachment
from absolutely everything
throughout every direction
including every manner of being
but wishing for them too
the experience of Utter Objective Detachment.

Good Vibrations

 

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On one occasion the Master thus addressed the Brotherhood: "Brethren, charity practised with all devotion of thought, meditated upon, increased, made a vehicle of progress, made your one object, practised, well begun, may be expected to produce Eleven Blessings.

What are these eleven?

Happy he sleeps and happy he awakes;
he sees no bad dreams;
men love him;
spirits guard him;
fire, poison, and sword come not near him;
quickly he becomes absorbed in mind;
his look grows calm;
he dies undismayed;
without need of further wisdom he goes to Brahma's heaven.

Charity, Brethren, practised with renunciation of one's wishes" — and so forth — "may be expected to produce these Eleven Blessings.

Praising the Charity which holds these Eleven Blessings, Brethren,
a Brother ought to show kindness to all creatures,
whether expressly commanded or not,
he should be a friend to the friendly,
aye a friend to the unfriendly,
and a friend to the indifferent:
thus to all without distinction,
whether expressly bidden or not,
he should show Charity:
he should show sympathy with joy and sorrow and practise equanimity;
he should do his work by means of the Four Excellences.

By so doing he will go to Brahma's heaven even without Path or Fruit.

—Jataka Stories No. 169