Consideration causes thoughts of good will & compassion (Bhikkhu Bodhi)
- "We see that, like ourselves,
all other living beings want to be happy,
and again that like ourselves they are subject to suffering.
The consideration that all beings seek happiness
causes thoughts of good will to arise
the loving wish that they be well, happy, and peaceful.
The consideration that beings are exposed to suffering
causes thoughts of harmlessness to arise
the compassionate wish that they be free from suffering."
From: The Noble Eightfold Path
The Way to the End of Suffering
By Bhikkhu Bodhi
For Free Distribution, as a gift of Dhamma, from Access to Insight and the Buddhist Publication Society http://www.bps.lk
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With metta / Antony.