We often see and experience unkindness. Yesterday someone I work with shared a story about a homeless woman with mental health issues, who had been sleeping in a doorway, being attacked by people throwing food, bottles and water at her.
I was saddened and shocked by the cruelty people show to others. So, I thought I’d spread a little loving kindness. If we all do this it creates a ripple effect…
The essence of Buddhism is mettha, which means, loving kindness…the true nature and quality of Buddha…
The Buddhist prayer is, ‘May I be happy, may I be peaceful, may I be filled with loving kindness.’
There is said to be more power in that prayer than we can begin to imagine or understand and so using it as a mantra each day brings about those qualities within it.
Once you recite for yourself, you repeat for your loved ones, friends and then extend to those around you and then for those who you do not know and beyond to all.
May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be filled with loving kindness.
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