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Bhante G on loving friendliness

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  • sharon werner
    Cultivate friendliness toward yourself first, with the intention of sharing your kind thoughts with others. Develop this feeling. Be full of kindness toward
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2011
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      "Cultivate friendliness toward yourself first, with the intention of
      sharing your kind thoughts with others. Develop this feeling. Be
      full of kindness toward yourself. Accept yourself as you are. Make
      peace with your shortcomings. Embrace your weaknesses. Be gentle
      and forgiving with yourself as you are at this moment. If thoughts
      arise as to how you should be such and such a way, let them go.
      Establish fully the depth of these feelings of goodwill and
      friendliness [toward yourself]. Let the power of loving friendliness
      saturate your entire body and mind. Relax in its warmth and
      radiance."

      ~ Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English," Wisdom
      Publications, 2002 (updated and expanded edition).


      May this be of benefit.
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