March 5, 2011 Comments Off on Love
Universal Love Prayer from the Metta Sutta
May all beings be filled with joy
May all beings everywhere,
The strong and the weak,
The great and the small,
The mean and the powerful,
The short and the long,
the subtle and the gross:May all beings everywhere,
Seen and unseen,
Dwelling far off or nearby,
Being or waiting to become:
May all be filled with lasting joy.
Let no one deceive another,
Let no one anywhere despise another,
Let no one out of anger or resentment
Wish suffering on anyone at all.
Just as a mother with her own life
Protects her child, her only child, from harm,
So within yourself let grow
A boundless love for all creatures.
Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth.
Namu Amida Buddha.
Source: adapted by G.R. Lewis, the Senior Teacher and founder of the Buddhist Faith
Fellowship of Connecticut.
May we love ever more.
May we motivate ourselves to committed love in Action.
May we motivate ourselves to live the life we wish to see in the world. May we be the transformation
we wish to see in the world.
From the inside out …
From the roots branching upwards …
From the heart to thought to word to action. Through life’s trials and hardships we can arise beautiful and
Source: Julia Butterfly Hill