Loving Kindness

“You should train yourselves thus:

We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by loving-kindness,
make it our vehicle,
make it our basis,
stabilize it,
exercise ourselves in it,
and fully perfect it.

Thus should you train yourselves.”

– Buddha, from the Samyutta Nikaya

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I'm a Buddhist layperson, trying to live well and skilfully with compassion, generosity, and discernment. I work in the field of housing law and homelessness casework. I have a beautiful kind wife, a very cute dog, and two loveable but surly cats.

3 thoughts on “Loving Kindness”

  1. Buddha’s advice on judging was not to entirely stop judging, but to judge wisely. Trying to understand better through developing wisdom, whilst remaining equanimous.

    It certainly helps! Buddha also gave instructions on cultivating loving-kindness through meditation – metta practice. It starts with getting used to giving loving-kindness to yourself. It’s difficult to love others correctly if we don’t love ourselves.

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