The Perfection of Loving-kindness


The Commentary to the “Basket of Conduct” defines the perfection of loving- kindness, metta, as follows:

“Loving-kindness has the characteristic of promoting the welfare (of living beings);

its function is to provide for their welfare,

or its function is to remove resentment;

its manifestation is kindliness;

seeing the agreeable side of beings is its proximate cause.”

 

Topic ID  285
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