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Contents of Pali Canon - Karaniya Metta Sutta

by Sangharakshita

Contents

Numbers within square brackets [ ] in the seminar which follows refer to the original page
numbering of the first edition. This second edition has been completely revised and
reformatted so the page numbering has now changed
Pali Version of the Text taken from the Sutta Nipata
Translation by Sangharakshita written in 1949Introduction
2Metta
Definition of skilful emotion; loba-dosa-moha
4VERSE I:
Karaniyam... abhisameca
5Attha - Ultimate aim or good
Kusala - Practical intelligent skilfulness
Yam tam....abhisamecca
Santan padan - State of peace
6Peace and dukkha
Abhisamecca - Proficient in
Buddha's teaching: conditional or imperative
7Christian attidude to other religions
8Christ - a Bodhisattva?
11-15Seperating fact from myth
Sakko ... anatimani
15Sakkyo - Capable and vigorous
Uju - Upright, straightforward
17Suju
Suvacha - Well spoken
18Asa - Amenability
19Mudu - soft, tender, flexibility
20Discussion on implications of these attributes
VERSE II:
Santussako - contentment
22Subharo - easily supportable
24Demarcation between monk and laity?
25Work and a spiritual life
26Appakicco - with few duties
30Sallahukavutti - of light wants
31Non-spiritual activity
32Santindriyo - with pacified senses
33Nipaka - not presumptuous/prudent
35Appagabbo - modesty
VERSE III:
36He should not commit ... censure him
Other wise men - rules and spiritual community
37Vinnu - those who know
VERSE IV:
May all beings.....wholesome
40Sukhi - happy, wholesome
40Khemino - secure
Sukhitatta - may they be of happy self
Friendliness and friendship
41VERSE V
42Whatever liviing beings .... happy minded.
Let none......harm another
Deceit
43Patigha - malice
44Byarosana - hatred
The difference between anger and hatred
Recapitulation
46How far can metta go?
47The practice of developing metta by stages
48Erotic feelings in the metta bhavana
49Clear recognition of feelings
Erotic and sexual
50Vedas and system of Indian philosophy
Modern hindus and worship of the Buddha
53VERSE VII:
55Just as.....towards all beings
The analogy of maternal love to metta
Risking her own life - objectivity
56Recapitulation
57Integration of emotions;directing ‘negative’ emotions towards the Buddha 58VERSE VIII:
62Let his thoughts......without any enmity
Asapatam - without any enemy
Universality of metta and brahma viharas
Exclusivity of positive emotion? devotion
63Innate expansiveness of positive emotion
64Feelings associated with Christianity
69VERSE IX:
73Whether he stands......develop this mindfulness
Highest conduct
Brahman - sublime
Adhittheyya - exercise
74VERSE X:
74Dassanana sampanno - perfect vision
Absolutising conceptual constructions
75The fruit of practice - rebirth
76Translations of the Sutta
Regular and Irregular steps
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