Cruelty, Mercilessness & Revengefulness are diluted Hate:
How to cure these
evil derivatives of Cruelty:
1: Review the Danger in Cruelty like this:
This can bring me to a bad destination, the downfall, to pain, even to
This is a path of thorns, an evil way, a dark state, conflict, violence,
2: How does a friend dwell pervading all with his
heart endued with pity?
Just as he would feel pity on seeing an unlucky, unfortunate person, so he
all beings with infinite pity. Therefore first of all he imagines a
unfortunate, in every way a fit object for pity, ugly,
reduced to utter
misery, with hands
and feet cut off, sitting in the shelter
for the helpless, with an empty
pot in front of him,
with maggots oozing
from sores on hands and legs, moaning, infinite pity
should be felt
in this way: 'This being has been reduced to utter misery! If he
from this misery...' Then later one can arouse the same pity and
for a neutral person
and later for even a wrong-doing person!
This is the complete mastery of pity: Compassion even with the Evil One!
Podcast on Compassionate Pity
3: All wrong doing is caused by blindness: A
real pity for the wrong-doers!
All wrong-doers will thus suffer immensely in the future. How sad for
4: Begin and Cultivate meditation on Infinite pity:
Sit down a silent, empty place with closed eyes & beam this from the
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating awareness of
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating examination of pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating energetic
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating joyous
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating stilled
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating concentrated pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating imperturbable pity.
Beaming first out in front, then right, left, down below and
also up above:
May all beings
and free from suffering, pain and
May all beings be free from hate, cruelty, mercilessness &
One who is virtuous and wise
Shines like a blazing fire;
Like a bee collecting nectar
He acquires wealth by harming none!
Digha Nikāya III, 188
May all breathing creatures, all living things,
All beings, every one without exception,
Experience good fortune only!
May they not fall into harm.
Anguttara Nikāya II, 72
Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
Who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-violence is happiness in the world
Harmlessness towards all living beings.
Oh let us live happily! Freed from all cruelty!
Living even among those, who always
is furious with hate!
Among those dominated by anger, let us live free from anger!
Dhammapada Illustration 197
Background Story 197
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22 Dec 2016