1. Metta Sutta. One should be diligent and upright, gentle and not vain glorious, free from deceit. Let none, out of anger, or through resentment, wish misery to another. A person should cherish boundless goodwill towards all beings, like a mother fostering her only son. SN.vss.143-52; also Khp.p.8f.; where it is called Karaniyametta Sutta, by which name it is more popularly known.
This sutta was preached by the Buddha to five hundred monks who had obtained from him a formula for meditation and dwelt in a region in the Himalaya. The gods there were alarmed by the goodness of the monks and tried to frighten them away. The monks, constantly harassed, sought the Buddha at Savatthi. He preached this sutta to them and admonished them on the practice of goodwill. They followed his advice, and the gods, understanding, left them in peace (KhpA.232ff.; cp. DhA.i.313ff).
The sutta is included in the Parittas.
2. Metta Sutta. Once when the Buddha was at Haliddavasana, a discussion arose between some monks and some Paribbajakas as to whether there was any difference between their respective doctrines since they both inculcated the practice of goodwill, compassion, sympathy, and equanimity. The monks consulted the Buddha, who told them that the Paribbajakas were ignorant of how to cultivate these qualities, of what was their goal and their excellence, their fruit and their ending.
He then proceeded to explain to them that these are cultivated through the seven bojjhanga; goodwill has the beautiful for its excellence, compassion the infinity of space, sympathy the infinity of consciousness, and equanimity the sphere where nought exists. (S.v.115f).
-- or --
1. Metta Sutta. On four kinds of persons to be found in the world those who irradiate all quarters with goodwill, compassion, sympathy and equanimity. These are born after death in various Brahma worlds; if they happen to be disciples of the Buddha, they will no more return to the world of men. A.ii.128.
2. Metta Sutta. Very similar to the above. Such persons are born, after death, in the Suddhavasa. A.ii.129.
3. Metta Sutta. When a man has developed emancipation of the mind through goodwill, compassion, sympathy and equanimity, by the sign less (animitta) and getting rid of the thought I am, it cannot, be said of him that he has failed to find escape from the opposite qualities. A.iii.290f.
4. Metta Sutta. Nine qualifications which, if they accompany the observance of the fast days, make such observance fruitful the eight precepts (abstention from killing, etc.), and irradiating the world with thoughts of goodwill. A.iv.388f.
5. Metta Sutta. Eleven advantages which come from the development of goodwill towards all beings. A.v.342.
6. Metta Sutta. The idea of goodwill, if cultivated, leads to much profit. S.v.131.
Discourse on Lovingkindness;
- FIND THE MEANING OF THIS ITEM IN OTHER TEXT:Search found: 2333 related definition(s) for 'Metta Sutta'.
Below are the 15 most popular ones:
|· Vajjiputta Sutta||
1. Contains the story of the discontent of Vajjiputta (1). S.i.201f. 2. Vesali ...
Sutta means a discourse of the Buddha. The Sutras (Sanskrit; Pali Sutta) are ...
|· Mangala Sutta||
Preached at Jetavana in answer to a question asked by a deva as to which are t...
|· Bhikkhu Sutta||
1. Bhikkhu Sutta. A monk who knows decay and death, birth, becoming, grasping...
|· Ratana Sutta||
1. Ratana Sutta One of the suttas of the Khuddakapatha. It is also included in ...
|· Sanna Sutta||
1. Sanna Sutta. The thought of foulness, death, peril, cloying of food, distas...
|· Anicca Sutta||
1. Anicca Sutta (see also Yadanicca Sutta) - Preached at Savatthi; all khandhas ...
|· Samadhi Sutta||
1. Samadhi Sutta. One who is concentrated is one who knows as it really is the...
|· Satipatthana Sutta||
The Discourse on the Basis of Mindfulness, a fundamental Buddhist scripture desc...
|· Appamada Sutta||
1. Appamada Sutta (2) - Preached to Pasenadi. Diligence is the one quality that ...
|· Tanha Sutta||
1. Tanha Sutta - On the one hundred and eight thoughts of craving - thirty six...
|· Ananda Sutta||
1. Ananda Sutta - Preached by Ananda to Vangisa. Once as they were going togethe...
|· Khaggavisana Sutta||
The third sutta of the Uraga Vagga of the Sutta Nipata (SN.vv.35-75), consisti...
|· Samanabrahmana Sutta||
1. Samanabrahmana Sutta. Recluses and brahmins who know decay and death, its u...
Below are the most relevant:
|· Metta > The Background To The Metta Sutta||Buddhism|
|· Metta > The Karaniya Metta Sutta||Buddhism|
|· The Book of Protection > ... > Discourse On Loving-kindness||Buddhism|
|· Metta > Three Aspects Of Metta||Buddhism|
|· Metta > Meditation On Metta||Buddhism|
|· Metta > The Ethics Of Metta||Buddhism|
|· Metta > The Blessings Of Metta||Buddhism|
|· Abhidhamma In Daily Life > ... > Mettá||Buddhism|
|· Metta > The Psychology Of Metta||Buddhism|
|· Metta > The Power Of Metta||Buddhism|
|· Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy > The Practice Of Metta Meditation||Buddhism|
|· Advice To Rāhula > Rāhula Sutta||Buddhism|
|· The Vipassana Dipani > Nakhasikha Sutta||Buddhism|
|· The Life of Sariputta > ... > Cunda Sutta||Buddhism|
|· The Vipassana Dipani > Kanakacchapa-sutta||Buddhism|
» Click here to see all 558 search results in a detailed overview.