Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

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Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby lucky-2012 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:39 pm

I listened to a couple of great talks on metta by Thanisarro Bhikku this morning:

http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/0509 ... tation.mp3

http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/1103 ... odwill.mp3

In it he mentions a metta chant. I did a lot of chanting when I followed Tibetan buddhism but am not familiar with any chants used in Theravada. I would like to learn a metta chant.

Does anyone perform a metta chant regularly? Does anyone know which chant Thanisarro Bhikku is referring to? Any links to online audio / video would be much appreciated.

With metta
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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby piotr » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi,

Here you can find two chants connected to metta — Sublime attitudes & Karaniya Metta Sutta — performed by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and bhikkhus from his Wat.
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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:43 pm

I think this chanting of the Metta sutta is particularly beautiful.

http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC783
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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby Viscid » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:53 pm

Prasadachitta wrote:I think this chanting of the Metta sutta is particularly beautiful.

http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC783


Interesting idea, using the metta sutta as a lullaby. (This is to the tune of 'Hush Little Baby')
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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby lucky-2012 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:07 pm

Thanks all for your kindness. I have downloaded the files and will listen to them tomorrow. Chanting seems a good way to develop a wholesome mind, especially when the meaning of the verses are reflected upon, and metta is currently an important focus in my practice.

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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:01 am

Hello luck-2o12,

This is what is chanted at the Amaravati Forest Monastery. Dhammagiri Forest Monastery which I attend, chants daily in English. When we were all on a Pilgrimage to India we chanted this in all the Holy Places:

Khp 9
Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha's Words on Loving-kindness translated from the Pali by The Amaravati Sangha

This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech,
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied,
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful,
Not proud or demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born —
May all beings be at ease!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.
Print: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .amar.html
Sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZqKpJrGsAM

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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby Way~Farer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:05 am

I have created a version of Sharon Salzberg's translation in a format suitable for printing. I keep it on my meditation table. It is here.

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Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:46 am

sunyavadin wrote:I have created a version of Sharon Salzberg's translation in a format suitable for printing. I keep it on my meditation table. It is here.

:namaste:

It is actually the translation by The Amaravati Sangha, not Sharon Salzberg as I understand it. I have linked it in my post above. The sound file linked there gives the chanting in english by the Amaravati Sangha.

with metta
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