AN XI 16 Eleven Benefits of Boundless Love

AN XI 16 Eleven Benefits of Boundless Love

 

Mettā Sutta #

 

“When the liberation of the mind 

through Boundless Love is:

Practiced,

Developed,

Cultivated,

Used as vehicle,

Made a foundation,

Consolidated,

Accumulated

and thoroughly undertaken, [1]

 

Eleven benefits are to be expected.

 

What Eleven?

 

(1) One sleeps happily,

(2) One wakes happily,

(3) One is not disturbed by nightmares,

(4) One is loved by all humans,

(5) One is loved by all non-humans,

(6) One is protected by the Devas,

(7) One does not come upon fire or poison or knife,

(8) One’s mind quickly enters into samādhi, [2]

(9) One’s features are bright, 

(10) One dies without going astray,

(11) And if one hasn’t gone beyond (Nibbāna), 

                          one goes to the Brahmic plane. 

 

When the liberation of the mind 

through Boundless Love is:

 

Practiced,

Developed,

Cultivated,

Used as vehicle,

Made a foundation,

Consolidated,

Accumulated

and thoroughly undertaken,

 

These eleven benefits are to be expected.

 

 


[1] Āsevitāya bhāvitāya bahulīkatāya yānīkatāya vatthukatāya anuṭṭhitāya paricitāya susamāraddhāya

[2] Tuvaṭaṃ cittaṃ samādhiyati,

 

 

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