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Tathālokā Therī



Listen, listen, listen... to my heart's song... i will never forget you... i will never forget you.



Dear friends in Dhamma, In this lunar New Year, a day dedicated by so many to love, i wished to share these resources and reflections with you on Metta - also known as Maitri, Loving-Kindness and Altruistic Love. Wishing you a day filled with Buddha Metta, in our living hearts, not of stone, but alive. With great loving kindness to all dear friends on the path, Ayya Tathālokā Bhikkhunī February 14, 2010




Iti 27: The Development of Loving-kindness How the practice of loving-kindness excels all other paths to a happy rebirth. Listen to this sutta read by Sharon Salzberg Recorded by jtb on 18 Feb 2006 in Barre, Massachusetts, USA. Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi. From »In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon, Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans. and ed. (Somerville: »Wisdom Publications, 2005). Text is copyright © 2005 Bhikkhu Bodhi. Courtesy of, and with permission from, Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144 USA, »www.wisdompubs.org. Read a translation of this sutta by »John D. Ireland or »Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

From Audio Dharma:

Click here for a selection of Dhamma Talks on Metta, Guided Metta Meditations, and here for readings and recommended books, including Bhante Sujiva's Metta Book.



From BuddhaNet Audio:

Metta Chanting

  • The Metta Sutta - Karaniya Metta Sutta - Chanted in Pali - Classical Sri Lankan style

  • The Buddha's Words on Loving Kindness - in English - with Ajahn Brahm and the BSWA

  • Spreading Loving Kindness - Alternating Pali & English

  • and last but not least The Chant of Metta ( 2,265 KB) - a musical rendition by Imee Ooi.


"she who practices metta rests happily"

From A Chanting Guide: Pali Reflections as translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Ahaṃ sukhito homi

May I be happy.

Niddukkho homi May I be free from stress & pain. Avero homi May I be free from animosity. Abyāpajjho homi

May I be free from oppression.

Anīgho homi

May I be free from trouble.

Sukhī attānaṃ pariharāmi May I look after myself with ease. (METTĀ — GOOD WILL) Sabbe sattā sukhitā hontu. May all living beings be happy. Sabbe sattā averā hontu. May all living beings be free from animosity. Sabbe sattā abyāpajjhā hontu. May all living beings be free from oppression. Sabbe sattā anīghā hontu. May all living beings be free from trouble. Sabbe sattā sukhī attānaṃ pariharantu. May all living beings look after themselves with ease. (KARUṆĀ — COMPASSION) Sabbe sattā sabba-dukkhā pamuccantu. May all living beings be freed from all stress & pain. (MUDITĀ — APPRECIATION) Sabbe sattā laddha-sampattito mā vigacchantu. May all living beings not be deprived of the good fortune they have attained. (UPEKKHĀ — EQUANIMITY) Sabbe sattā kammassakā kamma-dāyādā kamma-yonī kamma-bandhū kamma-paṭisaraṇā.

All living beings are the owners of their actions, heir to their actions, born of their actions, related through their actions, and live dependent on their actions. Yaṃ kammaṃ karissanti kalyāṇaṃ vā pāpakaṃ vā tassa dāyādā bhavissanti. Whatever they do, for good or for evil, to that will they fall heir.


Sabbe sattā sadā hontu Averā sukha-jīvino

May all beings live happily, always free from animosity.

Kataṃ puñña-phalaṃ mayhaṃ Sabbe bhāgī bhavantu te.

May all share in the blessings springing from the good I have done.

Hotu sabbaṃ sumaṅgalaṃ May there be every good blessing. Rakkhantu sabba-devatā May the devas protect you. Sabba-buddhānubhāvena Through the power of all the Buddhas, Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ May you forever be well. Hotu sabbaṃ sumaṅgalaṃ May there be every good blessing. Rakkhantu sabba-devatā May the devas protect you. Sabba-dhammānubhāvena Through the power of all the Dhamma, Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ May you forever be well. Hotu sabbaṃ sumaṅgalaṃ May there be every good blessing. Rakkhantu sabba-devatā May the devas protect you. Sabba-saṅghānubhāvena Through the power of all the Sangha, Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ May you forever be well.




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