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Loving-Kindness in Plain English

The Practice of Metta
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Wisdom Publications
 | 
March, 2017
ISBN:
9781614292494
In stock now: 
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English invites us to explore the joyful benefits of living with loving-kindness. With his signature clarity and warmth, Bhante Gunaratana shares with us how we can cultivate loving-kindness to live a life of joyful harmony with others. (We might suggest that this practice is the essence of what the world needs right now.)

To clear greed, hatred and delusion from the field of our consciousness and allow our basic nature to arise, we need only allow good wishes to flow. The Buddha offered us some tools with which to do that…

 

The Buddha taught us to start the practice by sending loving-friendliness to ourselves. Then do the same for those closest to us, and work outward from our own circle of friends until we can project a flow of metta to those we don’t like at all, and finally to all beings. You can practice anytime. I recommend doing this meditation right after waking up and again at bedtime. Practicing metta helps you live on an even keel, sleep well, and wake up energized. As loving-friendliness develops, your thoughts, words, and deeds become more meaningful, truthful, pleasant, and beneficial to yourself and others.

Through personal anecdotes, step-by-step meditations, conversational renderings of the Buddha’s words in the suttas, and transformative insights into how we live in and relate to the world, we learn that peace here and now is possible—within ourselves and in all our relationships. Bhante G speaks directly to how we can cultivate loving-kindness to find emotional clarity, overcome anger, and become more peaceful—both on and off the meditation cushion.

“Clear and thoughtful. Ghante Gunaratana delights the reader who is interested in better understanding the traditional texts, and also offers beautiful stories from his own life that illustrate the power and benefits of metta practice. There’s something here for everyone.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness

Publisher’s Description: 

The bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English invites us to explore the joyful benefits of living with loving-kindness.

With his signature clarity and warmth, Bhante Gunaratana shares with us how we can cultivate loving-kindness to live a life of joyful harmony with others. Through personal anecdotes, step-by-step meditations, conversational renderings of the Buddhas words in the suttas, and transformative insights into how we live in and relate to the world, we learn that peace here and now is possiblewithin ourselves and in all our relationships. Bhante G speaks directly to how we can cultivate loving-kindness to find emotional clarity, overcome anger, and become more peacefulboth on and off the meditation cushion.

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