Developing Compassion.

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Developing Compassion.

Postby Individual » Thu May 14, 2009 4:47 am

In the classical Theravada tradition, what are the methods of developing compassion (for oneself as well as others)?
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Re: Developing Compassion.

Postby Ben » Sun May 17, 2009 2:11 am

Hi Individual

Perhaps you could use the ten recollections or the metta sutta:

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Re: Developing Compassion.

Postby cooran » Sun May 17, 2009 9:03 am

Hello Individual, all,

These may be of assistance.

The Brahma Viharas

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Visudhimagga pp. 340,341

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