Metta Bhavana, Loving-kindness Meditation

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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.

(1) May I be free from anger.
May I be free from ill will.
May I be free from jealousy.
May I be free from mental suffering.
May I be free from physical suffering.
May I live in peace. May I live happily.

(2) May all beings in this place
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May they live in peace.
May they live happily.

(3) May all beings in this city
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May they live in peace.
May they live happily.

(4) May all beings in this province
… be free from anger
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May they live in peace.
May they live happily.

(5) May all beings in this country
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
.. be free from physical suffering.
May they live in peace.
May they live happily.

(6) May all beings in this world
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May they live in peace.
May they live happily.

(7) May all beings
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May they live in peace.
May they live happily….
live happily… live happily…

Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, intoxicants, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, mindfulness~sati, mora paritta, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, retreat, right speech, right view, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view