Have you ever practiced loving kindness meditation? Well, today we are going to learn a sutta that talks about the benefits that the Supreme Buddha gained by practicing loving kindness in one of his previous lives when he was a hermit. Do you know what a hermit is? That’s an English word for someone who lives all alone, far away from other people. Sometimes a hermit is a monk or a nun. Sometimes it’s just a person who doesn’t like to talk to people or even see people. But in that life, the Supreme Buddha was a hermit so he could practice loving kindness.
5:48 Sermon sutta number 22 in the Itivuttaka.
12:26 Karaniya Metta Sutta. Download a PDF or read online.
16:16 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.
- This Was Said by the Buddha: The Itivuttaka. Get the print book.
- Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.
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