Pali Words in the Metta Sutta — Verses 1 - 5

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This is to be done by one skilled in aims
Who wants to break through to the state of peace
Be capable, upright, & straightforward,
Easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited,


Content & easy to support,
with few duties, living lightly,
With peaceful faculties, masterful, modest, & no greed for supporters.


Do not do the slightest thing
that the wise would later censure
With peaceful faculties, masterful, modest, & no may all beings be happy at heart.


Whatever beings there may be,
weak or strong, without exception,
Long, large, middling, short,
subtle, blatant,


Seen & unseen, near & far,
Born & seeking birth:
May all being be happy
at heart.

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