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The Pali is transliterated as Velthuis (aaiiuu.m'n~n.t.d.n.l). Alternatives:
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Metta: Friendly Vibrations



Good Vibrations
The Four Godly Thoughts
Godly Thoughts Expansions
[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
mettaa 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 maitra'n. According to Asl. 192 (cp. Expos. 258) derived fr. mid to love, to be fat: "mejjati mettaa siniyhatii ti attho"] love, amity, sympathy, friendliness, active interest in others...desire of bringing welfare & good to one's fellow-men...-- Phrases occurring frequently: mettaa ceto-vimutti D I.251; S II.265; A IV.150...mettaa-sahagatena cetasaa 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. mettaa'n karoti (loc.) to be friendly or sympathize with...mettaa-citta'n kindly thought, a heart full of love D I.167; III.237...and mettaa-jhaana love-meditation...
-bhaavana cultivation or development of friendliness (towards all living beings) J I.176; III.45; Miln 199; Vism 295.
-vihaarin abiding in kindliness...Vism 324...

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