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#1 Samahita Thera

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

Brahmavihãra Meditation gives Infinite Joy!
Training Universal Friendliness induces unalloyed Joy!
Cultivating Boundless Pity enables tranquil Tolerance!
Developing Mutual Joy produces deep Contentment!
Refining Equanimity establishes calming Serenity!
The Blessed Buddha repeatedly explained:
May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience joy and good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm!
Anguttara Nikaya II, 72
With good will for the entire cosmos,
Cultivate a limitless & infinite heart:
Above, as below, across & all around,
Unobstructed, without any hostility.
Sutta Nipata I, 8
Overcome the angry by friendliness;
Overcome the wicked by goodness;
Overcome the miser by generosity;
Overcome the liar by truth. 
Dhammapada 223
Train yourself in doing only pure good...
That lasts and brings great happiness!
Cultivate generosity, a peaceful living, 
and a mentality of infinite friendliness!
Itivuttaka 16
Joy creating is Meditation on the 4 infinite Brahmaviharas:
Have a nice joyous day!
Friendship is the Greatest!  
Bhikkhu Samahita, Sri Lanka. 
Blazing Goodwill produces Infinite Joy!

#2 Johann (Hanzze)

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:43 AM

"Friendliness Shines Everywhere!"


I guess this is a little to flat-rate and might cause false hope, which could be easy intended by what Buddha called animal arts (Tiracchāna Vijjā, such as using cāṭukamyaṃ karoti), or people would say: "Look how he acts, like a carnival barker, like dealer."

So where does it shine and where does it not shine?
For whom does is shine and for whom does it not shine?
What is the cause of perceiving friendliness and what is the cause to be blind to see it shine?
What is the cause of wrongly perceive pleasure as friendliness and what is the cause to perceive of penetrating this delusion?

Edited by Johann (Hanzze), 11 December 2013 - 08:44 AM.

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