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Pali Words in the Metta Sutta

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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.



Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
Or through anger or
irritation wish for another to suffer.


As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child,
Even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings


With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart:
Above, below, & all around, unobstructed, without emnity or hate.


Whether standing, walking, sitting, or lying down, as long as one is alert,
One should be resolved on this mindfulness.
This is called a sublime abiding here & now.


Not taken with views,
but virtuous & consummate in vision,
Having subdued desire for sensual pleasures,
One never again will lie in the womb.