Karaniya Metta Sutta as your metta practice?

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Karaniya Metta Sutta as your metta practice?

Postby Mojo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:37 pm

Are any of you using this sutta as your primary metta practice?
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Re: Karaniya Metta Sutta as your metta practice?

Postby daverupa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:50 pm

Probably many; I am not such a one.

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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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