"truly, not everything I think or feel is worthy of respect; and where the mind attends, there its inclination… tending skillfully, there ease… tending unskillfully, there stress… tending to what is low, contraction… enmity… harmfulness… conceit… deceit… stinginess… covetousness… bitterness is unpleasant, debasing, ignoble; not at all connected with abiding happiness... truly, mind's preoccupations are prelude to experience… what if I were to generate a mind imbued with lovingkindness… ardent and alert… radiating in all directions… totally unobstructed?"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ when this mind imbued with limitless goodwill turns to stillness, unified, it gives rise to a spontaneously arisen state of sublime mental and physical ease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ when this mind imbued with limitless goodwill meets with the suffering of another it finds expression in a spontaneously arisen attitude of relinquishment of
by looking for admirable qualities in others we nurture our own admirable qualities. by cultivating our own admirable qualities we are in a better position to recognize and benefit from the admirable qualities in others. from developing admirable qualities of mind come all merit. this we may rightly call skillful feeding.
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subject to aging. subject to injury. subject to illness. subject to death. subject to separation. of forms I do not own • ɹǝuʍo ı ɯɐ suoıʇɔɐ ɟo ˙suoıʇɔɐ ʎɯ oʇ ɹıǝɥ ˙suoıʇɔɐ ʎɯ ɥƃnoɹɥʇ pǝʇɐlǝɹ ˙suoıʇɔɐ ʎɯ ɟo uɹoq