Favorite Metta technique

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Sylvester
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Re: Favorite Metta technique

Post by Sylvester » Mon May 02, 2016 2:01 pm

My personal metta mantra - Meow, Meow, Meow (not the on-heat variety but the baby pussy variety).

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Re: Favorite Metta technique

Post by kverty » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:56 am

Is it necessary to actually speak the metta phrases during the session, or do you invoke the metta feeling by mentally phrasing?

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Re: Favorite Metta technique

Post by Sam Vara » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:23 am

kverty wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:56 am
Is it necessary to actually speak the metta phrases during the session, or do you invoke the metta feeling by mentally phrasing?
I would say mentally phrasing. I've never known anyone actually speak the words. But you could try it to see if it helps.

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Re: Favorite Metta technique

Post by dylanj » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:29 am

susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Favorite Metta technique

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:26 pm

How to Practice Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta)
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"Now, Kalamas, one who is a disciple of the noble ones — thus devoid of greed, devoid of ill will, undeluded, alert, & resolute — keeps pervading the first direction [the east] — as well as the second direction, the third, & the fourth — with an awareness imbued with good will. Thus he keeps pervading above, below, & all around, everywhere & in every respect the all-encompassing cosmos with an awareness imbued with good will: abundant, expansive, immeasurable, free from hostility, free from ill will.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tip ... .than.html


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