- Feb 1, 2008Friends:
Maintain this Buddhist Wish of Noble Sympathy:
May I be happy, may I maintain my happiness and live without any trace of enmity.
May all beings be successful and happy: May they be of joyful mind, all beings that
breathe & have life, whether they are weak or strong, tiny or huge, visible or invisible,
near or far away, born or to be born, let all beings enjoy safety, content ease & bliss.
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech, let no one by anger or hatred
wish ill to his neighbour. Even as a mother, at the risk of her life, guards and protects
her only child, so with a boundless heart of compassion, I venerate all living beings by
permeating the entire universe with sympathy, above, beneath and all around without limit,
immeasurable & endless. Thus I cultivate an infinite goodwill toward this whole world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all my waking hours I treasure this thought
that this very way of caring is the Noblest in the whole wide world.
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions & controversies, by acting blamelessly,
be gifted with tranquillity & true insight. Thus shall I subdue the urge for sense-pleasure,
and never again know rebirth. May this also inspire & thereby cause all other sentient
beings to fulfil the conditions leading swiftly to Nibbana.
May all sentient beings be thus utterly liberated & completely released from suffering.
May all sentient beings thus escape the dangers of ageing, disease, and death.
Friendship is the Greatest *
Bhikkhu Samahita * Sri Lanka :-)
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