daverupa wrote:Radiate metta in all directions, but I would recommend not imagining things while doing it. Watch what happens when it's easy to radiate, and when it's not, and when it dissipates, and when it arises. Do it alone, do it in crowded places.
polarbuddha101 wrote:Do you know of any other people (lay or ordained) who've written about this kind of metta practice, i.e. the non-imaginative kind?
Feathers wrote:Daverupa, could you point me in the direction of the relevant texts?
Kamran wrote:Ajahn Jaysaro mentions at the end of the above video another way of doing metta that Analayo also talks about and that it is: Take the feeling itself as the object, perhaps making it rise by thinking of a kitten or a loved one, and without using discursive thought and without spreading to particular individuals allow the feeling to grow. This is noted as a powerful method by both jaysaro and analayo.
chataranga wrote:Greetings folks,
I've a question on metta meditation. On another post (can't remember which one) someone wrote that metta should not be sent to one of the opposite sex. I do "blessings to..." meditations and metta meditations each day and do these for people of both sexes as well as "all beings everywhere". I would like to know which sutta(s) I can find some information on this or any other references that may be useful. Thank you and blessings to you and yours.
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