In any event, you should train yourselves: 'Our minds will be unaffected and we will say no evil words. We will remain sympathetic to that person's welfare, with a mind of good will, and with no inner hate. We will keep pervading him with an awareness imbued with good will and, beginning with him, we will keep pervading the all-encompassing world with an awareness imbued with good will — abundant, expansive, immeasurable, free from hostility, free from ill will.' That's how you should train yourselves.
I found the metta and Karanya metta sutta's through google but they seem to be general discourses on metta.
Maarten wrote:Vimalaramsi say the Buddha recommended it more that anything else.
Hanzze wrote:Maarten wrote:Vimalaramsi say the Buddha recommended it more that anything else.
Does he also quote any recources about his idea? Metta is a good protection for one self and others (if not just hypocratical) but at least not a factor of enlightenment.
Pervading The Divine Abiding – MN7 (excerpt) wrote:Mettā-sahagatena cetasā ekaṃ disaṃ pharitvā viharati Tathā dutiyaṃ tathā tatiyaṃ tathā catutthaṃ Iti uddhamadho tiriyaṃ sabbadhi sabbattatāya Sabbavantaṃ lokaṃ mettā-sahagatena cetasā Vipulena mahaggatena appamāṇena averena abyāpajjhena pharitvā vihāratī
I will abide pervading one direction with a mind endowed with friendliness; in the same way the second, in the same way the third, in the same way the fourth; thus above, below, around and everywhere, extended to all; renouncing the entire world with a mind endowed with friendliness; dwelling suffused with this abundant, lofty, & limitless state that is without aggression, or ill-will.
"Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala" (DN 31), translated from the Pali by Narada Thera. Access to Insight, 24 March 2012, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html . Retrieved on 9 September 2012. wrote:"And how, young householder, does a noble disciple cover the six quarters?
"The following should be looked upon as the six quarters. The parents should be looked upon as the East, teachers as the South, wife and children as the West, friends and associates as the North, servants and employees as the Nadir, ascetics and brahmans as the Zenith.