The 11 Advantages of Infinite Friendliness:
When one cultivates regular meditation on
Infinite Friendliness (Mettā),
then these 11 advantages are produced, can be expected and observed:
1: One sleeps in comfort.
2: One wakes in comfort.
3: One dreams no evil dreams.
4: One is dear to human beings.
5: One is dear to non-human beings.
6: Deities guard, and protect one.
7: Fire, poison,
and weapons cannot touch one.
8: One's mind is easily concentrated.
9: The expression of one's face is serene.
10: One dies unconfused, and without panic.
11: If one penetrates no higher, then one is reborn in the Brahma-world.
These 11 advantages emerge, and remain insofar as goodwill is maintained!
Vism I 312-314,
AN V 342
The Noble Friend, who dwells in friendly amity,
Who has faith in the Teaching of the Buddhas,
Will reach the place of Peace, the mode of ease,
The stilling of all formation,
The calming of all construction,
Happiness itself ...
Illustration 368 Background
The blessed Buddha said:
With good-will for the entire cosmos,
Cultivate a limitless heart and mind:
Beaming above, below, and all around,
Unobstructed, without trace of hostility.
Sutta Nipata I, 8
May all creatures, all
breathing and living things,
All beings, one and all, without any exception,
Experience the good fortune of pure Happiness!
May they not fall into any harm... :-)
Anguttara Nikaya II, 72
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