Mettā: Protection Verses of Loving-Kindness Meditation

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These are traditional verses that can be recited as a meditation.

1. Attūpamāya sabbesaṁ – sattānaṁ sukha kāmataṁ
Passitvā kamato mettaṁ – sabbasattesu bhāvaye

I desire happiness, others also desire happiness. Having compared oneself with others, one should practice loving kindness towards all beings, by realizing that everyone desires happiness.

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Buddhanussati Meditation, Recollection of the Qualities of the Supreme Buddha

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We practice this meditation at our programmes for children and adults, as well as on the podcast Monks in the Morning.

My great teacher / Supreme Buddha / eradicated passion / hatred and delusion.
Supreme Buddha /
eradicated the desire of / seeing forms
eradicated the desire of / hearing sounds
eradicated the desire of / smelling odors
eradicated the desire of / tasting flavors
eradicated the desire of / touching tangibles
eradicated the desire of / thinking thoughts

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Buddhanussati: Verses of Recollection on the Buddha

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These are traditional verses that can be recited as a meditation.

1. Ananta vitthāra guṇaṁ – guṇato’nussaraṁ muniṁ
Bhāveyya buddhimā bhikkhū – Buddhānussati’mādito

A wise monk meditates on the Buddha’s infinite and pervasive virtues as his first contemplation. He practices Buddhānussati.

2. Savāsane kilese so – Eko sabbe nighātiya
Ahū susuddha santāno –Pūjāna’ñca sadāraho

The Buddha destroyed all defilements by himself He had an extremely pure mind being worthy of offerings from the whole world.

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Contemplation of Impermanence in the Sense Bases

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Eye

Because the eye arises due to causes, changes quickly, and ceases with the ceasing of those causes, the eye is impermanent, impermanent, impermanent. Eye is not me, not mine, not myself.

Because forms arise due to causes, change quickly, and cease with the ceasing of those causes, forms are impermanent, impermanent, impermanent. Forms are not me, not mine, not myself.

Because eye consciousness arises due to causes, changes quickly, and ceases with the ceasing of those causes, it is impermanent, impermanent, impermanent. Eye consciousness is not me, not mine, not myself.

Because the union of eye, form, and eye consciousness arise due to causes, change quickly, and cease with the ceasing of those causes, eye contact is impermanent, impermanent, impermanent. Eye contact is not me, not mine, not myself.

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