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Mettā
October 29th, 2013
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Mettā

May all beings be freed from enmity, distress and anxiety, and may they guide themselves to bliss.

May all breathing things…

May all creatures…

May all persons…

May all who are embodied…

May all women…

May all men…

May all Noble Ones…

May all who are not Noble Ones…

May all deities…

May all human beings…

May all those in the states of deprivation…



Happy, at rest, may all beings be happy.
Whatever beings there may be, weak or strong, without exception, long, large, middling, short, subtle, blatant, seen & unseen, near & far, born & seeking birth: may all beings be happy.
Let no one deceive another or despise anyone anywhere, or through anger or irritation wish for another to suffer.


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Photo: © Jon Pinder, www.flickr.com/photos/rofanator/5751217677
First excerpt: Patisambhidamagga 
Second excerpt: Karaniya mettā sutta