Friends:Amity is Precious and Universal!
As I am, so are others...
As others are, so am I...
Having thus identified self and others,
Never Harm anyone, nor have any abused.Sutta Nipata 3.710
Among tigers, lions, leopards & bears I lived in the jungle.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness, I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in such sweetly silenced solitude…Suvanna-sama Jataka 540
I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of all bipeds,
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed!Anguttara Nikaya 4.67
May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm.Anguttara Nikaya II, 72Panda clings to saving Chinese Policeman after forest-fire :-)
Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of infinite universal love.Itivuttaka 22
With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a limitless heart & mind:
Beaming above, below, & all around,
unobstructed, without trace of hostility.Sutta Nipata I, 8
He who does not punish nor makes others punish,
He who steals not nor makes others steal,
who friendly shares with all that lives,
finds enmity with none.Itivuttaka 27
Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer. Sutta Nipata I, 8
For one who deliberately & aware
develops Universal Friendliness
Seeing the fading away of clinging,
All chains are worn down & broken. Itivuttaka 27
Overcome the angry by friendliness;
overcome the wicked by goodness;
overcome the miser by generosity;
overcome the liar by truth. Dhammapada 223
Who is hospitable, open and friendly,
Generous, gentle and unselfish,
A guide, an instructor, a leader,
Such a one to honour may attain.Digha Nikaya 31
The friend who is a helper and comrade,
the friend in both good and bad times,
the friend who gives good advice,
the friend who never despises,
these four as friends the clever keep
and cherish with pure devotion
as does a mother her only son. Digha Nikaya 31
Having killed anger you sleep in ease.
Having killed anger you do not grieve.
The noble ones praise the slaying of anger
-- with its honeyed crest & poison root --
for having killed it you do not grieve. Samyutta Nikaya II, 70
Knowing that the other person is angry,
one who remains mindful and calm
acts for his own best interest
and for the other's interest, too.Samyutta Nikaya I, 162
Train yourself in doing only good
that lasts and brings great happiness.
Cultivate generosity, a peaceful living,
and a mentality of infinite friendliness.Ittivuttuka 16
Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-violence is happiness in this world:
Harmlessness towards all living beings.Udana 10On Metta = Friendliness:http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Hey_Friend.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Mothers_Love.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kalyanamitta.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unique_Unity.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Loving-Kindness.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_Kindness.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Across_Borders.htmMetta Means Most!Amity is Precious and Universal!http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Met ... s_Most.htm