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Words of Kindness
This is what should be done
Be the one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburned with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all beings be at ease!
Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life,
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outward and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.
Originally posted by Djeisha
reply to post by CavemanDD
We're definitely stubborn beings. It's like it's all put right in front of us and still we'd rather take a long walk around it rather than just taking it all in.
Those were the truths I was mentioning indeed. I find a lot of truth in buddhism. The poem is beautiful aswell. I had never read it before. I'll definitely keep it.
Before I take this discussion really offtopic, I guess I should better go and check if there's something buddhistic being discussed somewhere around here. I'd better leave the chakra meditation to the chakra meditation and the (other) buddhistic topics also where they belong. I really don't wanna be known as the one who's screwing up all topics.