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Meditate using Metta Bhavana Technique

'Metta bhavana' is the most universally beneficial form of discursive meditation, and can be practiced in any conditions. Thoughts of universal, undiscriminating benevolence, like radio waves reaching out in all directions, sublimate the creative energy of the mind.

With steady perseverance in 'metta bhavana' a point can be reached at which it becomes impossible even to harbor a thought of ill-will.

True peace can only come to the world through minds that are at peace, If people everywhere in the world could be persuaded to devote half an hour daily to the practice of 'metta bhavana', we should see more real advance towards world peace and security than international agreements will ever bring us.

It would be a good thing if, in this new era of the Buddha Sasana, people of all creeds could be invited to take part in a world-wide movement for the practice of 'metta bhavana' and pledge themselves to live in accordance with the highest tenets of their own religion, whatever it may be. In so doing they could be paying homage to the Supreme Buddha and to their own particular religious teacher as well, for on this level all the great religions of the world unite.

If there is a common denominator to be found among them, it is surely here, in the teaching of universal loving-kindness which transcends doctrinal differences and draws all being together by the power of a timeless and all-embracing truth.

 

Suffusing with 'metta' all beings in the ten directions is carried out in the same way. Directing his mind towards the east, the meditator concentrates on the thought: "May all beings in the east be free from enmity; may they be free from ill will; may they be rid of suffering; may they be happy!"

Be kind to your mind, learn to meditate and change your life for the better.

Let peaceful thoughts flow into your mind like streams flows into the ocean


Be as bright as the sun and as calm as the moon, your light will reduce the dark clouds of stress

 

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