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 Post subject: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Dear all -

11 benefits of practicing Metta (loving kindness) meditation:

1.You will sleep easily
2.You will wake easily
3.You will have pleasant dreams
4.People will love you
5. Devas (gods or angels) and animals will love you
6.Devas will protect you
7.External dangers, such as poisons, weapons, and fire, will not harm you
8.Your face will be radiant
9.Your mind will be serene
10.You will die unconfused
11.You will be re-born in happy realms (from Anguttara Nikaya 11.16)

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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Where can i find complete but interesting information on metta meditation? thanks :namaste:


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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:08 am 
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Nosta wrote:
Where can i find complete but interesting information on metta meditation? thanks :namaste:


Dear Nosta,

I truly like this "Guided Meditation - Loving Kindness" video clip, I feel so peaceful when listening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRDsbXr9 ... re=related

And I have a Metta Song for you too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5JAVk3Qwi8

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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:45 am 
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buddhaflower wrote:
Dear all -

11 benefits of practicing Metta (loving kindness) meditation:

1.You will sleep easily
2.You will wake easily
3.You will have pleasant dreams
4.People will love you
5. Devas (gods or angels) and animals will love you
6.Devas will protect you
7.External dangers, such as poisons, weapons, and fire, will not harm you
8.Your face will be radiant
9.Your mind will be serene
10.You will die unconfused
11.You will be re-born in happy realms (from Anguttara Nikaya 11.16)

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Do you have a source for this or is it original?


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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:34 am 
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tomamundsen wrote:
buddhaflower wrote:
Dear all -

11 benefits of practicing Metta (loving kindness) meditation:

1.You will sleep easily
2.You will wake easily
3.You will have pleasant dreams
4.People will love you
5. Devas (gods or angels) and animals will love you
6.Devas will protect you
7.External dangers, such as poisons, weapons, and fire, will not harm you
8.Your face will be radiant
9.Your mind will be serene
10.You will die unconfused
11.You will be re-born in happy realms (from Anguttara Nikaya 11.16)

******** :heart:

Do you have a source for this or is it original?


Dear tomamundsen,

I got it from Metta Sutta by Bhikkhu Thanissaro

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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:56 am 
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I used to do small amounts of metta meditation and guess what ... Benefits 1-4 and 9 actually occurred. I can't vouch for the others, cuz I don't know any devas, but that thing about fire is odd.

You see, a couple of weeks ago I bumped my finger into a red hot stove element. There was a puff of smoke and I heard it go SSSSSSST! I looked at it, surprised by the lack of pain, and I thought "In a few minutes this is REALLY going to hurt". But it didn't. When I went to bed I thought "In the morning this thing will hurt like blazes". But it never did. Two weeks later a chunk of toasted skin fell off and that was it. All better.

Does that count?

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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:43 am 
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One can not have enough metta. Give it all away (dedicate the merit) and get a fresh load as a return. Win, Win. :twothumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
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Thanks for the links!


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 Post subject: Re: Benefits of Metta
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lobster wrote:
:woohoo:

One can not have enough metta. Give it all away (dedicate the merit) and get a fresh load as a return. Win, Win. :twothumbsup:


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