Posts Tagged ‘metta’

Buddhism, Love, Loving Kindness, Metta, Brahma Vihara

Access to Insight is my goto place for clear concise explanations of profound concepts. And the Brahma Vihara are something I devote time to. It seems so many cannot love themselfs, let alone others

Love, without desire to possess, knowing well that in the ultimate sense there is no possession and no possessor: this is the highest love.

Love, without speaking and thinking of “I,” knowing well that this so-called “I” is a mere delusion.


December 7, 1941,a Date Which Will Live in Infamy and Loving Kindness

ancFull spaech may be read or heard at link  President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific…


Ajahn Jayasaro, Metta Meditation and Dhammapada


With an image of liberation as the goal
the wise abandon darkness and cherish light,
leave petty security behind
and seek freedom from attachment.
To pursue such release is difficult and rare,
yet the wise will seek it,
detaching themselves from obstructions,
purifying heart and mind.

Bangkok versus Isaan, No Contest in Thailand.


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5 days out of Isaan, and in Bangkok, for a 64 year old man who has spent most of his past 17 years north of Korat, can be to say the least, interesting. 2 years ago when I was last in Bangkok places like Terminal 21, a new lifestyle mall in downtown Bangkok did not exist. And just what is a lifestyle mall? 2 years ago many had smartphones, but they were tied to wireless hotspots, while today there is ample 3G service and everyone has their face stuck in a phone, or staring brainless at the TVs on the skytrain or the subway. Except for little and many not so little girls in uniform giggling together I saw very few people talking to each other. Even at a meal people do not talk together, but have intercourse with their appliance.