How to Train Infinite Compassion and Endless Pity

It is not my normal way of being to copy someone else’s phrases for meditation.

It is especially not my normal way of being to suggest that my readers do the same, but I am going to today.

I was sent the following from Bhikkhu Samahita in his Daily Drop of Dhamma Delight, and as I read it, I knew that it was something that I both want and need to work on and would like to share with you.

For your meditation:

Sitting alone, in silence, each early morning, with closed eyes, one wishes:

May I radiate and meet with only infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all the various beings on the 31 levels of existence develop & find
only this genuine gentleness of infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all beings on the sense-desire, fine-material, & the formless plane
develop & encounter this tender infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all beings in the front, to the right, the back, the left & below as
above develop & experience caring infinite pity, sympathy, & compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe always be fully aware
and deeply mindful
of this warm infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe examine all details &
subtle aspects
of this benevolent infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country, & universe put enthusiastic effort
in their praxis
of this affectionate infinite pity, sympathy, & compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country and universe find enraptured joy &
jubilant gladness
in this fond infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country, & universe cultivate the tranquillity
of quiet, silent, stilled, & endlessly merciful pity, sympathy, & compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country and universe attain concentrated &
absorbed one-pointedness
by this infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!

May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe dwell in imperturbable
equanimity joined with this
loving infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion…

Namaste.

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