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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
mettā 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 maitraṅ. According to Asl. 192 (cp. Expos. 258) derived fr. mid to love, to be fat: "mejjati mettā siniyhatī ti attho"] love, amity, sympathy, friendliness, active interest in others...desire of bringing welfare & good to one's fellow-men...-- Phrases occurring frequently: mettā ceto-vimutti D I.251; S II.265; A IV.150...mettā-sahagatena cetasā 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. mettāṅ karoti (loc.) to be friendly or sympathize with...mettā-cittaṅ kindly thought, a heart full of love D I.167; III.237...and mettā-jhāna love-meditation...
-bhāvana cultivation or development of friendliness (towards all living beings) J I.176; III.45; Miln 199; Vism 295.
-vihārin abiding in kindliness...Vism 324...

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