Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Power of Metta

Loving-Kindness ( Metta ) To All
* When even a cat and a mouse can have friendliness or loving-kindness for each other, why can't people replace anger, enmity, ill-will, aversion, jealousy, revenge and hatred with kindness, love or metta, compassion, understanding and forgiveness? Our world would then be a more peaceful and happy one.
* The Buddha in Itivuttaka 27 said,
"Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth one 16th part of the release of mind by universal friendliness; in shining, glowing, beaming & radiance the release of mind by universal friendliness far excels & surpasses them all."
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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