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The Practice of , or Loving Kindness

Loving kindness is defined in English dictionaries as a feeling of benevolent affection. But in Buddhism, loving kindness (in Pali, ; in Sanskrit, maitri) is thought of as a mental state or attitude, cultivated and maintained by practice.This cultivation of loving kindness is an essential part of Buddhism. (2 years ago)


or lovingkindness here, states Harvey, is a heartfelt aspiration for the happiness of all beings. It is different than "lack of ill-will", and more an antidote to it, fear and hatred. It is the precept to conquer anger by kindness, conquer the liar by truth, conquer stingy by giving, conquer evil by good, states Harvey. (1 week ago)

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is an attitude of recognizing that all sentient beings (that is, all beings that are capable of feeling), can feel good or feel bad, and that all, given the choice, will choose the former over the latter. is a recognition of the (6 days ago)

: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love

The Pali word is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. The Pali commentators define as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others (parahita-parasukha-kamana (5 years ago)

Loving-Kindness Meditation | The Buddhist Centre

means ?love? (in a non-romantic sense), friendliness, or kindness: hence ?loving-kindness? for short. It is an emotion, something you feel in your heart. Bhavana means development or cultivation. The commonest form of the practice is in five stages, each of which should last about five minutes for a beginner. (1 week ago)

: How You Can Help

The practice of meditation is a beautiful support to other awareness practices. One recites specific words and phrases evoking a "boundless warm-hearted feeling." The strength of this feeling is not limited to or by family, religion, or social class. We begin with our self and gradually extend (1 week ago)

Imee Ooi

The chant of by Imee Ooi ?? ? ??? (5 days ago)


Programs is a global community dedicated to awakening together. Our vision is for the benefits of relational Dhamma to be shared and made available for the world. (6 days ago)