KARANIYA METTA SUTTA
Karaniya mattha kusalena,
Yan tam santam padam abhi-samecca;
Sakko uju ca suhuju ca,
Suvaco cassa mudu anatimani.
Santussako ca subharo ca,
Appakicco ca sallahukavutti;
Santindriyo ca nipako ca,
Appagabbho kulesu ananu giddho.
Na ca khuddam samacare kinci,
Yena vinnu pare upavadeyyum;
Sukhino va khemino hontu,
Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta:
Ye keci panabhut'atthi,
Tasa va thavara va anavasesa;
Digha va ye mahanta va,
Majjima rassaka anukathula
Dittha va ye ca adittha,
Ye ca dure vasanti avidure;
Bhuta va sambhavesi va,
Sabbe satta bhavantu sukitatta.
Na paro pararam nikubbetha,
Natimannetha katthaci nam kinci;
Mata yatha niyam puttam
Uddham adho ca tiriyanca,
Asambham averam asapattam.
Titthancaram nisinno va,
Sayano va yavatassa vigatamiddho;
Etam satim adhittheyya,
Brahmam etam viharam idha-mahu.
Silava dassanena sampanno;
Kamesu vineyya gedham,
Na hi jatu gabbhaseyyam puna-reti ti.
THE BUDDHA'S WORDS ON LOVING KINDNESS
By one who is skilled in goodness
And who knows the path of peace:
Let one be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech,
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in one's ways.
Peaceful and calm, wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let one not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: "In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease."
Whatever living beings there may be --
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great, the mighty, medium, short, or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born --
May all beings be at ease.
Let none deceive another,
Nor 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,
Freed 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,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.