We should be Good to our fine
Buddha on the Universality of Friendliness:
I am a friend of all bipeds;
I am a friend of those with four feet,
a friend of the many-footed,
I am a friend of those with no feet!
Anguttara Nikaya 4.67
As I am, so are others... As
others are, so am I...
Having thus identified self and others,
harm anyone, nor hurt any being.
Sutta Nipata 3.710
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
With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless
heart and mind:
Beaming above, below, and all around, unobstructed, without trace
Sutta Nipata I, 8
Train yourself in doing good that lasts and brings
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of infinite universal love.
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