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Metta

Updated on April 27, 2019

Metta

  • Metta is a Pali term. It is written in Burmese as Myitta.
  • Metta is rendered as Unbounded Love.
  • Metta is also translated as Loving Kindness.
  • Metta is one of the four Bhamaso Taya. The others are Karuna, Mudita and Uppekkha.

Resources

  • Metta Sutta is one of the eleven Suttas in “Paritta Pali” (Protective Verses).
  • U Thu Kha wrote a book on Metta Sutta.
  • Tipitaka Mingun Sayadawgyi recited the Two Methods of sending Metta. It can be found on YouTube and CDs.
  • U Silananda’s book on Paritta Pali (Protective Verses) has a section on how to practice Loving Kindness Meditation.
  • U Jotalankara’s book on the Fundamentals of Theravada Buddhism explains the 528 Metta.
  • Dr. Mehm/Min Tin Mon wrote a book on “Metta and Sacca (Thitsar)”.

Miscellaneous

  • A Physics teacher said, “Myitta So Dar Ah Hlyar Ah Nan Ma Shee Bay Mei Ah Thwar Ah Pyan Shee Bar Thay Dae.”
  • Metta is also used as a name or part of a name.
  • Metta is a Myanmar comedian.
  • Mettananda Vihara is a monastery in Northern California. It was in Central Avenue, Fremont. It has relocated to Castro Valley.
  • Metta Vihari is an association that performs Chanting, and also offers food dana at selected gatherings.

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