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Symbiotic Sympathy ;-)

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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: Making oneself into a Mighty Friend: Friendliness means Goodwill Friendliness means Kindness Friendliness means Helpfulness Friendliness means
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2008

      Friends:

      Making oneself into a Mighty Friend:

      Friendliness means Goodwill
      Friendliness means Kindness
      Friendliness means Helpfulness
      Friendliness means Assistance
      Friendliness means Support
      Friendliness means Benevolence
      Friendliness means Concern
      Friendliness means Care
      Friendliness means Compassion
      Friendliness means Cooperation
      Friendliness means Mutual Aid
      Friendliness means Mutual Advantage
      Friendliness means Symbiosis
      Friendliness means Sympathy
      Friendliness means Basic Trust

                             ---

      The Blessed Buddha once said:
      A friend who always lends a hand,
      a friend both in sorrow and joy,
      a friend who offers good counsel,
      a friend who sympathizes too.
      These are the four kinds of true friends:
      one who is wise, having understood,
      will always cherish and serve such friends
      just as a mother tends her only child.

                                                        
      DN III 188



      As a mother even with her life protects her only child,
      so let one cultivate immeasurable loving-kindness towards
      all living beings.

                             ---

      Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are,
      all are not worth one sixteenth part of the release of mind by
      universal friendliness; in shining, glowing and beaming radiance
      the release of mind by infinite & endless friendliness far excels &
      even surpasses them all.

                                                         
      Itivuttaka 27
                             ---

      He who does not strike nor makes
      others strike, who robs not nor makes
      others rob, sharing love with all that live,
      finds enmity with none.

                                                         
      Itivuttaka 22
                             ---

      Thus he who both day and night
      takes delight in harmlessness
      sharing love with all that live,
      finds enmity with none.

                                                          
      SN I 208
                             ---

      When one with a mind of love
      feels compassion for the entire world --
      above, below and across,
      unlimited everywhere.

                                                         
      Jataka 37
                             ---

      I am a friend of the footless,
      I am a friend of the bipeds;
      I am a friend of those with four feet,
      I am a friend of the many-footed.
      May not the footless harm me,
      may not the bipeds harm me,
      may not those with four feet harm me,
      and may not those with many feet harm me.

                                                        
      AN II 72
                             ---

      Among tigers, lions, leopards & bears I lived on the wood.
      No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
      Uplifted by such universal friendliness I enjoyed the forest.
      Finding great solace in silent solitude.

                                                        
      Suvanna-sama Jataka 540
                             ---

      I am a friend and helper to all,
      I am sympathetic to all living beings.
      I develop a mind full of love
      and takes always delight in harmlessness.
      I gladden my mind, fill it with joy,
      and make it immovable and unshakable.
      I develop the divine states of mind
      not cultivated by simple men.

                                                       
      Theragatha. 648-9

      Have a nice & friendly day!

        
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      Symbiotic Sympathy blazes and shines!

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