Concept

Metta

Update : March 27, 2020

Four Byamaso Taya

  • Metta
    Unbounded Love / Loving Kindness
  • Karuna
    Compassion
  • Mudita
    Altruistic Joy or Sympathetic Joy
  • Uppekkha
    Equanimity
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Metta

  • Pali term
    Written in Burmese as Myitta
  • Rendered as
    Unbounded Love
    Loving Kindness
  • One of the four Bhamaso Taya or Bhama Vihara (along with Karuna, Mudita, and Uppekha)
  • Practiced as a form of meditation
  • U Silananda‘s book on Protective Verses has a section on how to practice Loving Kindness Meditation.
  • Tipitaka Mingun Sayadawgyi recited the Two Methods of sending Metta.
    As mentioned in Metta Sutta
    Alternative: 528 “Metta” (13 x 4 x 12)
    They can be found on YouTube and CDs.
  • Metta Sutta” is one of the eleven Suttas in “Paritta Pali” (Protective Verses).
    Also known as Karaniya Metta Sutta
    Chanted at most Buddhist ceremonies.
  • Myitta is covered along with Thitsar (Truth) in Dr. Min Tin Mon‘s book “Myitta and Thitsar
  • U Thu Kha wrote a book on Metta Sutta.
  • U Jotalankara‘s book explains the 528 Metta.
  • 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.
    Moved from Central Avenue, Fremont to Castro Valley.
  • Metta Vihari is an association that performs Chanting, and also offers food dana at selected gatherings.

Practicing Metta

By Way of LOCATION:

  • May I be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings in this house be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings in this area be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings in this city be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings in this country be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings in this world be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings in this universe be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings be well, happy and peaceful.

By Way of PERSONS:

  • May I be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May my teachers be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May my parents be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May my relatives be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May my friends be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May the indifferent persons be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May the unfriendly persons be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all meditators be well, happy and peaceful.
  • May all beings be well, happy and peaceful.

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