The Speech of the Buddha on Friendliness:
What should the clever one advantageously do
To attain This State called Peace, is this:
He should be intelligent, straight, honest,
Humble, gentle and never proud,
Contented, and easy to support,
Not busy, careful, and silenced.
In abilities & senses, cautious, & modest,
Not flattering families nor be demanding.
He should do no even minor thing at all,
That other wise men might criticize.
Then he should think:
May all beings be joyous and safe!
Let every creature's mind rejoice.
Whatever breathing beings there are,
No matter whether feeble or firm,
With none excepted, whether long;
Tall, big, medium, short or small;
Whether seen or unseen, visible or not;
Whether living far or near, here or there;
Whether existing or just about to become;
Let every living being's mind be jubilant!!!
Let none kill or another one undo,
Nor harm anyone anywhere at all …
Let none wish another any ill, neither
From provocation nor by any evil revenge.
Thus, as a mother with her own life
Might guard her son, her only child, thus
Should he maintain an infinite friendliness;
for every living being, in sympathy for this
entire universe, unlimited, endless & vast!
Above, below, and all around, unimpeded,
without any hatred, without any enemies!
Whether standing, walking, seated or
lying down while slumbering, he should always
maintain such Awareness <http://localhost/WBSlocal/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm> of gentle kindness...
This is the Divine Abiding here, they say.
He that do not traffic with various views,
Perfected in seeing what is right & wrong,
Purged of lust for sense-pleasures, he will
surely not come back here to any womb...
Source: Minor Readings and the <http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=130231> Illustrator
Friendship is the Greatest :-)
Bhikkhu Samahita * Ceylon *
Finest Friendliness! http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm
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