Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

Post by Bakmoon » Mon May 26, 2014 4:12 pm

I have decided to take up the practice of Metta Bhavana and I would really like to find some extensive instructions on how to do it either in a podcast, video, or an online book. Can anyone reccomend any?
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

Post by 2pennyworth » Mon May 26, 2014 4:29 pm

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Re: Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

Post by Bakmoon » Mon May 26, 2014 5:37 pm

Saadhu! Saadhu! Saadhu!
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

Post by Mkoll » Mon May 26, 2014 6:19 pm

I don't have any extensive instructions but I recommend starting by memorizing the Metta Sutta (Sn 1.8).
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

Post by culaavuso » Mon May 26, 2014 7:02 pm

Bakmoon wrote:I have decided to take up the practice of Metta Bhavana and I would really like to find some extensive instructions on how to do it either in a podcast, video, or an online book. Can anyone reccomend any?
The Craft of the Heart by Ven. Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo contains instructions specifically on the four sublime attitudes starting on page 48.

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Re: Looking for Metta Bhavana Instructions

Post by Sokehi » Mon May 26, 2014 7:27 pm

Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon May 26, 2014 7:48 pm

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Post by Spiny Norman » Tue May 27, 2014 8:44 am

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