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Re: Meaning of Immeasurable & Infinite Compassion (2013 version)**Antony

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  • Yawares Sastri
    ... gestures of love and goodwill in the mind which can t be measured anyway in material terms. The success of metta practice can t be delimited by the Eight
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      --- In Buddhaviharas@yahoogroups.com, "antony272b2" wrote:
       

      > Immeasurable Compassion doesn't mean regarding as negligible tiny gestures of love and goodwill in the mind which can't be measured anyway in material terms. The success of metta practice can't be delimited by the Eight Worldly Concerns (gain/loss, praise/blame, fame/obscurity, pleasure/pain). This idea in itself will take a huge load off my practice.
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      > Infinite Compassion means that the desire to cultivate metta for all beings can always be followed through on, even if it is indirectly via rejoicing in the merit-making of virtual friends from the ancient Buddhist scriptures. So the challenge of seeking out acts of merit to rejoice over (anumodana) can be looked after whilst looking up sacred texts to straighten one's views. The Dhamma is a living refuge and not just a how-to manual to be read, implemented in the world and then forgotten, which again would be limiting Nirvana to the Eight Worldly Concerns.
      Dear Antony,

      I like your article very much.

      yawares

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