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.”

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