Metta: Loving Kindness in Buddhism
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Metta: Loving Kindness in Buddhism

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Published by Triple Gem Press, Zolag in London .
Written in English


  • Buddhism - General,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion

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Edition Notes

ContributionsNina Van Gorkom (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback; eBook
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12226257M
ISBN 101897633149
ISBN 109781897633144

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  In this inspiring book, Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness (metta in Pali), can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us/5. Ms. Sujin’s approach to the development of loving-kindness, mettå is very direct. She aims at the practical application of the Buddha’s teachings in daily life. The Buddha teaches the way to eradicate what is unwholesome and to develop what is wholesome. Mettå is an essential way of wholesomeness.   There is particular mental factor such as adosa cetasika when it is meant to connote wishing others welfare, peace and progress, is known as mettá. Therefore mettá is the sincere will to help others, to see other prosper and to radiate loving-kindness to others.. False Mettá. There is also a form of mettá, which exists among relatives, lovers, husbands and wives. Metta is the Buddhist word for “loving-kindness.” It refers to the emotion of goodwill, that which wishes happiness for another. It embraces forgiveness, because Metta says: “The door to my heart is open to you. No matter who you are or what you have done, come in.”.

Metta Bhavana Loving-kindness Meditation Venerable Dhammarakkhita Venerable Dhammarakkhita is an Australian Buddhist Monk of the Myanmar Th eravada tradition. He has been a monk for about eight years. After extensive and intensive practice in vipassana-mindfulness/insight meditation in Australia and Myanmar, his teacher Venerable Chanmyay SayadawFile Size: 1MB. There are different descriptions of the practice. The following is a basic set of instructions from the book "The Issue at Hand" by Gil Fronsdal written as a gift to the community. It is freely given. Brief Instructions for Loving-Kindness Meditation. To practice loving-kindness meditation, sit in a . The Practice of Loving Kindness or Metta Defined. The practice of loving kindness, which is part of the Buddhist practice of Metta, is the antidote to selfishness, anger, and fear. The practice of loving kindness, which is part of the Buddhist practice of Metta, is the antidote to selfishness, anger, and fear. Buy Loving-Kindness in Plain English: The Practice of Metta by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:

Bhante G speaks directly to how we can cultivate loving-kindness to find emotional clarity, overcome anger, and become more peaceful--both on and off the meditation cushion. Loving-Kindness in Plain English was chosen for the Spirituality & Practice Book Award as one of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of by the website Spirituality & Practice/5(32). The Metta Sutta, in Buddhism, is the most important text that discusses loving kindness. It also refers to meditative practices (Metta Bhavana) that seek to spread loving kindness and to cultivate compassion. Metta (loving-kindness) is defined as follows: "Loving-kindness has the mode of friendliness for its characteristic. Its natural function is to promote friendliness. It is manifested as the disappearance of ill-will. Its footing is seeing with kindness. Loving-kindness, or metta, is an important part of the Buddhist path. You can read the Karinaya Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness, or learn a bit more about what metta is. Here are some of our favorite quotes on loving-kindness. “The characteristic of loving-kindness is to promote wellbeing.