Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Amma’s birthday (Nilvala’s). 72 years of struggle. Courageous soul. Wish you a long and healthy life. Thank you forever for the gift.
The metta sutra
This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, and the one who knows the paths of peace:
Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited.
May they be content and easily satisfied, unburdened with frugal and duties on their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful.
Not proud and demanding in nature.
May they be wise, with their senses calmed, not arrogant and without desire.
May they do nothing that the wise would later reprove.
May all beings be happy.
May they live in safety and joy.
All living beings, whether weak or strong, the great or the mighty, medium, short or small, seen or unseen, near or distant, born or to he born, may they all be happy.
Let no one deceive another or despise any being in any state, let none by anger or hatred wish harm to another.
As a mother watches over her child, willing to risk her own life to protect her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings, radiating kindness over the entire world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all one's waking hours, may one remain mindful of this heart and this way of living that is said to be the sublime abiding.
Unattached to speculations, views and sense desires, the purehearted one, with clear vision, being freed from all sense desires, will never be reborn in the cycles of suffering.
Posted by Jagath Dheerasekara at 1:37 AM