Buddhist words on Lovingkindness
This is what should be done by one
who is skilled in goodness,
and who knows the path of peace:
Let that one be able and upright, straighforward and gentle in
Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied,
Unburdened with duties and frugal with means,
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding
Let that one not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove,
"In gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease.
"Whatever living beings there may be, whether they are weak or
"The great or the mightly, medium, short, or small,
"the seen and
"those living near and far away,
"those born and to-be-born--may all beings be at ease."
Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings,
Radiating kindness over the entire world,
spreading upwards to the skies
And downwards to the depths,
Outwards and unbounded, free from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down,
Free from drowsiness, one should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views, the pure-hearted one,
Having clarity of vision and being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.