Thank you for listening to Series 8. This Metta Meditation is to weave together the topics of the April Series:
- Series 5: Speak in Light, Live in Love, Stand in Truth
- Series 6: Self Love is a Duty of Care for You, For All
- Series 7: No One Sits in Judgement of You, But You
This meditation is an experience of how the practice of Metta can be integrated into your daily Selfcare program to continue to deepen and strengthen the stability to your Divine Self.
Metta in Pali or Sanskrit means Loving Kindness cultivated through meditation for Self and all being. This love does not discriminate between people. It just spontaneously gives for the joy of giving.
Metta is the first of the 4 Immeasurable or 4 Perfect Virtues on the Path to God Self that are:
Metta Loving Kindness – tenderness, grace, kindness, giving, forgiving, gentleness, softness, all embracing, all pervading
Karuna Compassion – benevolence, mercy, tenderness, grace, understanding
Mudita Sympathy or Empathy – understanding, caring, loving sensitivity of others
Upekkha Equanimity – calmness, composure, level headedness, self-control, presence of mind, balance, acceptance
Metta meditation, begins with cultivating the 4 virtues for your Self, then towards those you love ie family, friends to your wider community and environment to your enemies; and, ultimately, toward all living beings.
The 4 Virtues were taught by both Buddha and the great sage, Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras as qualities that must be developed and cultivated on the Path to Self-Realisation as the ultimate quality of one’s Divine Nature. It affirms why Self-Love is the essential ingredient to the unification of the God-Self we are.