love is our path and practice…

love is our most powerful force within this time. transformative for our own heart and outward into the world.it inspires, motivates, connects, heals, strengthens, and sustains.~j


excerpt from the Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha’s Words on Loving-Kindness

(translated from the Pali by The Amaravati Sangha)

“Wishing: In gladness and in safety,

May all beings be at ease.

Whatever living beings there may be;

Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,

The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,

The seen and the unseen,

Those living near and far away,

Those born and to-be-born —

May all beings be at ease!

 

Let none deceive another,

Or despise any being in any state.

Let none through anger or ill-will

Wish harm upon another.

Even as a mother protects with her life

Her child, her only child,

So with a boundless heart

Should one cherish all living beings;

Radiating kindness over the entire world:

Spreading upwards to the skies,

And downwards to the depths;

Outwards and unbounded,

Freed from hatred and ill-will.

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down

Free from drowsiness,

One should sustain this recollection.”

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