Loving Kindness; 1 Definition(s)
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
mettā; s. brahmavihāra.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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Search found 69 books and stories containing Loving Kindness. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
Chapter 16 - Concentration on Loving-kindness < [Book II]
Chapter 21 - Basic Good Conduct < [Book III]
Chapter 12 - Buddhist Method of Mental Culture < [Book II]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Degrees of Loving-kindness and Compassion < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
III. Epithet ‘great’ reserved for Loving-kindness and Compassion < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
IV. Epithet ‘great’ refused for the wisdom of the Buddhas < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
Buddhism in a Nutshell (by Narada Mahathera)
Meditation On Loving Kindness < [Appendix]
Perfections < [Appendix]
Chapter XXI - On Pure Actions (a) < [Section Three]
Chapter XXX - On Bodhisattva Highly-Virtuous King (d) < [Section Six]
Chapter XXXIX - On Bodhisattva Lion's Roar (g) < [Section Seven]
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
Discourse 6 - Discourse On Advantages Of Loving-kindness < [Discourses]
Discourse 5 - Protection Of The Aggregates < [Discourses]
Discourse 4 - Discourse On Loving-kindness < [Discourses]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the stanza on loving-kindness (mettā) < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]
Commentary on Biography of the thera Bhaddiya, son of Kāḷigodhā (Kāḷigodhāputtabhaddiya) < [Chapter 5 - Upālivagga (section on Upāli)]
Commentary on the Biography of the thera Sopāka < [Chapter 2 - Sīhāsaniyavagga (lion-throne section)]