Pervading the World with Metta – Kakacupama Sutta

In  Kakacupama Sutta and Maha-Rahulovada Sutta, the Buddha teaches how to maintain the attitude of boundless lovingkindness (maitri/ metta) and compassion (karuna) to all beings, as the unshaken basis for one’s relationship with the world. The Tathagata shows  how pervading the world with this deep sense of kindness and compassion lead us to experience profound peace, patience and openness.

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Natural Meditation

Though there are many ways to meditate, ultimately meditation means to familiarize with the recognition of the nature of one’s own awareness. As you effortlessly maintain an unceasing flow of that recognition, whatever thoughts and perceptions arise are like the waves of an ocean of awareness.

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Ploughing the Realm of Mind – Kasibharadvaja sutta

In kasibharadvaja sutta, the Buddha explains the way of cultivating mind by using the simile of ploughing the field. Like the farmer Bharadvaja, even today, people confuse meditation to be simply idling. This sutra shows how it should be as involved and engaged as farming.

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The Boundless Heart of Loving Kindness (Metta)

Loving kindness is not merely an ethical principle, but an essential training of mind and the very key that opens the door to realizations. See what it means to cultivate a boundless heart of loving kindness. Also, learn how to meditate on loving kindness.

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Living in Spacious Awareness

This is an introduction, a broad overview, of what it means to practice Buddhism. The Buddha taught how to open the casket of our minds, to the vast expanse inside and outside. That relies on a simple point. That is to be aware – clearly, openly and spaciously. This is done by harmonizing the view, meditation and conduct.

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