Sunday, 15 January 2012

jan 15, 2012

tonight! a teaching that, in my opinion, is all about mending. i was reminded of it when i went to my yoga centre tonight - first time in ages, and it felt awesome to be there. i'm going to say this sutra out loud before bed tonight, and i invite you to do the same :)

the metta sutra
(a buddhist teaching on loving kindness)

may i be freed from greed, hate and delusion.
may i be full of self-sacrifice, love and understanding.
i charge my heart, which is now temporarily pure, with thoughts of loving kindness.
i charge every cell of my being with thoughts of loving kindness.
i build a healthy, happy aura of loving kindness around me that no wicked thought or evil intention can penetrate.
now i am protected.

i now send forth thoughts of loving kindness to all beings and creatures:
to everything animate and inanimate,
to everything that has taken rise in consciousness,
and to everything still in its causal state.

i send forth these thoughts around me,
around my dwelling,
around my district,
around the continent,
around the world.

loving kindness to all.

loving kindness to all.
around the universe, loving kindness to all.
around the cosmos, loving kindness to all.
loving kindness to all who dwell above,
and loving kindness to those who dwell below.

may all beings and creatures,
and everything animate and inanimate,
and everything that has reached consciousness
and everything still in its causal state:
may all be happily-minded.
may none hurt each other in anger or in ill will.
may their minds be wholesome.
may all have sufficient for their needs.
may all be fortunate enough to encounter the dharma.

humbly, i accept the loving thoughts of everyone in return, none excluded,
and now i share the benefit of this meditation with everyone.


  1. That was lovely, and it actually perfectly puts how I've been trying to go about my ways the last while. I like to send out "soul hugs". I'll think of a person, and think of surrounding them with a warm, positive aura, and think of how strongly I love them and, send them calm, warm, loving thoughts. Maybe it does nothing, but... maybe it does. :)

  2. I love that I can read you and be an accomplice in your process. Which, in many ways, is mine too.

    Loving kindness to you, sweet Luna.

  3. Thanks darlin' *femmehugs* Glad you're reading.