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    Dear Antony, Thank you! Much metta, Chris. Antony Woods wrote: Veneration to the Most Exalted, the Purified, the Supremely Enlightened
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      Dear Antony,
      Thank you! Much metta, Chris.

      Antony Woods <antony272b@...> wrote:

      Veneration to the Most Exalted, the Purified, the Supremely Enlightened
      Buddha.

      Buddha taught:

      "It's impossible, there is no way that � when metta has been
      cultivated, developed, practiced often, used as a vehicle (leading to the
      desired goal), used as a foundation, nurtured unceasingly, made habitual,
      constantly brought to mind and well-undertaken as an awareness-release � ill
      will would still keep overpowering the mind. That possibility doesn't exist,
      for this is the escape from ill will: metta as an awareness-release.

      "It's impossible, there is no way that � when compassion has been
      cultivated, developed, practiced often, used as a vehicle (leading to the
      desired goal), used as a foundation, nurtured unceasingly, made habitual,
      constantly brought to mind and well-undertaken as an awareness-release �
      viciousness would still keep overpowering the mind. That possibility doesn't
      exist, for this is the escape from viciousness: compassion as an
      awareness-release.

      "It's impossible, there is no way that � when mudita has been
      cultivated, developed, practiced often, used as a vehicle (leading to the
      desired goal), used as a foundation, nurtured unceasingly, made habitual,
      constantly brought to mind and well-undertaken as an awareness-release �
      resentment would still keep overpowering the mind. That possibility doesn't
      exist, for this is the escape from resentment: mudita as an
      awareness-release.

      "It's impossible, there is no way that � when equanimity has been
      cultivated, developed, practiced often, used as a vehicle (leading to the
      desired goal), used as a foundation, nurtured unceasingly, made habitual,
      constantly brought to mind and well-undertaken as an awareness-release �
      passion would still keep overpowering the mind. That possibility doesn't
      exist, for this is the escape from passion: equanimity as an
      awareness-release."

      Adapted from:
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sutta/anguttara/an06-013.html
      and
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/lee/craft.html#2-5

      Metta / Antony.




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