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Metta Bhavana

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Metta Bhavana

Postby dls3181 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:25 pm

Hello all,

My name is David, and I am new to this forum.
I am looking for the "Metta Bhavana" in the original Pali script, not transliterated or translated. I have two different transliterations, both from the temple I attend, but from different books. I would prefer the first one, but if one is more proper than the other, or if there is a third that is somewhere in-between, but correct, that would work too. I know that I'm asking a huge favour, but I just cannot find this prayer in Pali, and for years, I have wanted this particular prayer tattooed on myself to see everyday, as a reminder.

Any help that anybody here could give me--a picture from a book, a pdf file--any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the first script, taught to me by the elder monks while I was a novice monk.

"AHAM SUKHITO HOMI
NIDDUKKHO HOMI
AVERO HOMI
ABYAPAJJHO HOMI
ANIGHO HOMI
SUKHI ATTANAM PARIHARAMI

SABBE SATTA SUKHITA HONTU
NIDDUKKHA HONTU
AVERA HONTU
ABYAPAJJHA HONTU
ANIGHA HONTU
SUKHI ATTANAM PARIHARANTU"

This text is from my "Manual of Buddhist Chants and Ordination Procedures," and although it has the same meaning, it is missing a few lines and is not what I chant when I wake up in the morning.

"AHAM SUKHITO HOMI
AHAM NIDDUKKHO HOMI
AHAM AVERO HOMI
AHAM ABYAPAJJHO HOMI
AHAM ANIGHO HOMI
SUKHI ATTANAM PARIHARAMI

SABBE SATTA AVERA HONTU
SABBE SATTA ABYAPAJJHA HONTU
SABBE SATTA ANIGHA HONTU
SUKHI ATTANAM PARIHARANTU"


Again, I appreciate any help that anybody would be willing to offer me so that I may have this prayer permanently written on myself.

Thank you,
David

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Re: Metta Bhavana

Postby dls3181 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:44 pm

Or if anybody has a link to another thread where this was previously asked, I would also appreciate that. I've spent the morning searching the forum for the script, but have had not luck. The best resource I've found is at http://www.virtualvinodh.com/brahmi-lip ... abhivadana but the script on that page does not display on my PC properly; it displays a bunch of triangles and circles, instead of Pali.

I am going to try to download a Pali font for my PC right now, in case that may help me to better view any resources that anybody may be kind enough to offer.

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Re: Metta Bhavana

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:01 pm

I'm sure someone will come along to help you soon, but I should just mention that there is no Pali script; Pali is just written in the script familiar with the reader, so a romanized version is just as "legitimate" as one in, say, Devanagari.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Metta Bhavana

Postby befriend » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:45 pm

i memorized the metta sutta, i chant it everymorning, thats another option.
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

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Re: Metta Bhavana

Postby mirco » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:52 pm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: Metta Bhavana

Postby befriend » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:41 pm

nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

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Re: Metta Bhavana

Postby theY » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:47 am

Above message maybe out of date. Latest update will be in massage's link.
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Tipitaka memorization is a rule of monks. It isn't just a choice. They must done it.
bahussuto nāma tividho hoti – nissayamuccanako, parisupaṭṭhāpako, bhikkhunovādakoti.


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