May all beings be at ease
November 1, 2007 8:15 AM Subscribe
posted by shothotbot (12 comments total)
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Most of us are sadly aware of the protests over the last few months by Buddhist Burmese monks. (previously 1
). To sustain themselves in the face of likely attack these monks have been chanting the Metta Sutta
, the Buddha's teachings on compassion and loving kindness. The Metta Sutta is here
some expositions (dharma talks) on the same subject: One
by Sharon Salzberg who has done much to popularize metta in the west in the last 20 years, and a whole bunch
from Dharma Seed
, which makes buddhist teachings available on the web.
You want to get in on the action? In the US you can try the Insight Meditation Society
, which is based in Barre, Mass., but has lots of local branches.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings...