Now the meditation object of the four immeasurables is explained:
Those who are unhappy and tormented by suffering,
Or are biased by feelings of greed or hatred towards other beings,
Through their preoccupation with happiness and wealth,
Are objects of kindness, joy, compassion and equanimity.
The sentient beings taken as the meditation object of the four immeasurables with an object are those who are unhappy or tormented with suffering; and beings who feel prejudicial desire and aggression toward others who, because they are well-off, are happy and wealthy. The Ornament of Mahayana Sutras says:
The objects are those who have a longing for happiness,
And those with happiness afflicted by suffering,
And those who have the kleshas....