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Anguttara Nikaya

AN 9.2 Meghiya Sutta: Monk Meghiya

What should we do to prepare the mind for wisdom?

At one time the Buddha was living in the city of Cālikā, on the Cālikā mountain. Those days, the monk Meghiya was the Buddha’s attendant. Then monk Meghiya went up to the Buddha, bowed respectfully, stood to one side, and said to the Buddha, “Bhante, I’d like to go to Jantu village for alms.” “Meghiya, […]

Questions for Reflection:

The Supreme Buddha said, They should develop the perception of ugliness to give up greed, love to give up hate, mindfulness of breathing to cut off unwanted thinking, and perception of impermanence to uproot the conceit "I am."

What have you done when your mind was overcome with gree, hate, unwanted thinking, and conceit?

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Anguttara Nikaya

AN 11.15 Mettānisaṁsa Sutta: Discourse on the Benefits of Spreading Loving Kindness

Monks, there are eleven benefits to be expected from the liberation of the heart through the practice of loving-kindness, through the familiarizing with it, through the development of it, through making much of it,…

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Khuddakapatha

Khp 9 Karaniyametta Sutta: Discourse on Loving-Kindness

How to practice loving-kindness meditation.

As a mother would risk her own life to protect her only child, even so towards all living beings, one should cultivate boundless loving-kindness.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 22 Māpuññabhāyi Sutta: Do Not Fear Merit

The Buddha explains the results of developing a mind of loving kindness for seven years.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, don’t be afraid to do deeds of merit. This is a synonym for happiness that is desirable, pleasing, charming, dear, and agreeable, that is ‘meritorious deeds.’ Monks, for I know well that […]

Further Reading:

  • SN 3.20 A miser isn't able to enjoy his merit
  • Itv 60 The ways to make merit
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Itivuttaka

Itv 27 Mettācetovimutti Sutta: The Development of Loving-kindness

The Buddha explains how developing loving kindness even towards just one being will bring a huge amount of merit.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, all the grounds for making merit leading to future happiness do not equal a sixteenth part of the mind-liberation of loving-kindness. The mind-liberation of loving-kindness surpasses them and shines, blazes, and dazzles.” […]

Further Reading:

  • AN 11.15 The benefits of loving-kindness
  • Snp 1.8 Karaniyametta sutta. Verses on how to practice loving-kindness
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Itivuttaka

Itv 87 Andhakaraṇa Sutta: Producing Blindness

What are three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that leads towards suffering?

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that produce blindness, lack of insightful vision, and foolishness; they destroy wisdom, push beings towards suffering, and are not conducive to ultimate freedom, Nibbāna. What […]

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Sutta Nipata

Snp 1.8 Karaniyametta Sutta: Discourse on Loving-Kindness

How to practice loving-kindness meditation.

As a mother would risk her own life to protect her only child, even so towards all living beings, one should cultivate boundless loving-kindness.