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 Amity is Precious, Infinite and Universal!

As I am, so are others... As others are, so am I...
Having thus identified self and others,
Never Harm anyone, nor have any abused.
Sutta Nipata 3.710

Among tigers, lions, leopards and bears I lived in the jungle.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness, I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in such sweetly silenced solitude...
Suvanna-sama Jātaka 540

I am a friend of the footless, I am a friend of all bipeds,
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed!
Anguttara Nikaya 4.67

May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm.
Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

Train yourself in doing good that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace, and a mind of infinite
universal love. Itivuttaka 22

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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

He who neither punish, nor makes others punish,
He who neither steals, nor makes others steal,
who friendly shares with all that lives,
finds enmity with none...
Itivuttaka 27

Let no one deceive another, nor despise anyone anywhere,
or via anger, or irritation wish for another to suffer..
Sutta Nipata I, 8

For anyone who deliberately and aware develops Universal Friendliness,
such Noble One sees the fading away of clinging, as all his mental chains
are worn down and broken up. Itivuttaka 27

Overcome the angry by friendliness;
overcome the wicked by goodness;
overcome the miser by generosity;
overcome the liar by truth.
Dhammapada 223

Who is hospitable, open and friendly,
Generous, gentle and unselfish,
A guide, an instructor, a leader,
Such a one to honour will attain.
Digha Nikaya 31

The friend who is a helper and comrade,
the friend in both good and bad times,
the friend who gives good advice,
the friend who never despises,
these four as friends the clever keep
and cherish with pure devotion
as does a mother her only son.
Digha Nikaya 31

Having killed anger you sleep in ease.
Having killed anger you do not grieve.
The Noble Ones praise the slaying of anger
-- with its honeyed crest and poison root --
for having killed it you do not lament.
Samyutta Nikaya II, 70

Knowing that the other person is angry, one who remains mindful and calm
acts for his own best interest, and for the other's interest, too.
Samyutta Nikaya I, 162

Train yourself in doing only good that lasts and brings great happiness.
Cultivate generosity, a peaceful living,  and a mentality of fine infinite
friendliness. Ittivuttuka 16

Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who understand the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-violence brings happiness in all worlds:
Harmlessness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

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