Dhamma Letter No. 122
Metta 4: The beneficial of Metta Bhavana
In particular, the Buddha said that if you consistently practice loving-kindness, you can fall asleep comfortably, have no nightmares, wake up comfortably, be loved by others, be loved by non-human beings, and be protected from such as fire, poisons and weapons. He also directly revealed that there are benefits of asceticism, being protected by the heavenly gods, being able to enter samadhi easily, having a clear complexion, being able to die peacefully, being reborn in a good place after death.
Metta Bhavana is a cultivation of loving-kindness. It is to develop, send and spread a heart of loving-kindness. Metta is to change your position and understand that other people want to be happy, comfortable, and well. You want others to be happy, prosperous, and comfortable same as you want.
If you send Metta, Loving-kindness and wish for the benefit of others to increase, your selfish mind will decrease. When the selfish mind decreases, the benefits increase to both sides. Then, the mind of patience, sacrifice, and forgiveness, changing the position and understanding (wisdom) will increase. The benefit of doing so is to go to sleep happy and wake up happy, and to be loved by many. If you understand and care of others, others will love you, and there will be no obstacles or hindrances, and there will be no obstacles to your practice. Life also unfolds without difficulty. That is why the practice of protecting and protecting meditators includes the cultivation of loving-kindness.
If you send Metta lovingkindness frequently, you will never do anything that is disadvantageous to the Dhamma, because everywhere and in every way by understanding others your selfishness will diminish and your anger will disappear.
If you think of such a beautiful mind from time to time in your life, you can accumulate a lot of good karma.
This practice is to present a way for everyone to be happy.
May all beings be happy and well!
Ayyā Kosallā Vipassinī
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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May the Buddha’s teachings last a long time!
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Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu !
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