Consideration and Loving-Kindness

13 06 2013

Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody

May I be well; may I be happy; may I be free from suffering.
May my good friend be well; may they be happy; may they be free from suffering.
May the neutral person be well; may they be happy; may they be free from suffering.
May the difficult person be well; may they be happy; may they be free from suffering.
May we four be well; may we be happy; may we be free from suffering.
May all beings be well; may all beings be happy; may all beings be free from suffering.

— Metta (loving-kindness) meditation based on the Theravada Buddhist Path to Purification

Think of a time when you’ve been in an argument.  Maybe it was with someone you value as a good friend or with a family member you love.  Or maybe it was with someone with whom you rarely agree at the best of times. …

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