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Only when the mind has enough energy to embrace all living things, embrace human suffering, and love “strangers” as if they were loved ones, can that mind be called infinite loving-kindness. quantity.

Only when the mind has enough energy to embrace all living things, embrace human suffering, and love “strangers” as if they were loved ones, can that mind be called infinite loving-kindness. quantity.

In the loving-kindness sutta recorded in Sutta Volume I.8, the first part of this sutta deals with the necessary conditions for a person to practice loving-kindness – a loving heart that is broad, boundless, and undivided special, unconditional – for all to create the most positive effect. We need to equip ourselves with these qualities if we want to develop our love more and more widely so that we can extend that noble love to many people, even many creatures in this world. This is a method of practicing love skills of those who practice according to the Buddha’s teachings.

The Buddha listed 15 qualities required to practice loving-kindness effectively:

Must be a capable person

The power here refers to the capacity to love, a very important factor in being able to practice loving-kindness. If we do not have the capacity, we will fall into the situation that people are used to calling “the power to obey the heart”. Therefore, “force” becomes a determining factor for work results and efficiency. For example, an immoral person cannot have moral actions and words towards others, because no one can give what they themselves do not have.

Knowing how to activate the source of love and develop the potential into a true ability requires effort, perseverance, perseverance, to be able to act from a large capacity heart without making any distinction.

Like the dewdrops of the night, which can only penetrate the tip of a blade of grass when it can soak itself, so can great love. The person himself must be filled with great love, to be able to give it to others. They also cannot encourage and call others to live virtuously, because the moral material is not in themselves, so what is the basis for their words to hold weight? Just as a proletarian cannot help others when he is in need because he does not own any property, cannot even take care of himself, so what about helping others.

The capacity to love is an internal asset, independent of external factors, an energy source related to the potential of each individual. Knowing how to activate the source of love and develop the potential into a true ability requires effort, perseverance, perseverance, to be able to act from a large capacity heart without making any distinction. Only when the mind has enough energy to embrace all living beings, embrace the suffering of others, and love “strangers” as if it were one’s own, can that mind be called immeasurable loving-kindness.

Must be an upright person

Honesty is a sign of an honest person. The nature of truth is straightforward, so the straight path is the shortest way to bring travelers to the destination for honest people, because these people always appreciate and love the truth. The truth is only one, simple and pure, so it is only necessary to walk leisurely on the straight, wide and clear road, rather than risk finding “long distance places to go”.

The unconditional love of loving-kindness lies at the bottom of the heart, can only go outside of our body and touch the hearts of others by the way of truth.

The unconditional love of loving-kindness lies at the bottom of the heart, can only go outside of our body and touch the hearts of others by the way of truth.

People who have true love, love without self-interest are straightforward people, say what they think and do exactly as they think and say. They are pure gold bars that are not doped in life. Only a deceitful and cunning person chooses to go on a zigzag and zigzag path to lead others into the labyrinth of battle in order to spread blind fire to distract and cover up dark and dirty deeds. People who skillfully conceal their evil intentions under seemingly humane actions with cunning tricks cannot access the true love that lies deep within their hearts.

The unconditional love of loving-kindness lies at the bottom of the heart, can only go outside of our body and touch the hearts of others by the way of truth. If the road is bumpy, then that loving-kindness energy is stuck in the nooks and crannies, worn down along the way and not strong enough to reach the hearts of others. This is a fact that only those who have experience in this area can understand and accept.

With a straight path in the mind, one can store love from heart to heart. People need love, sympathy, and sharing because this is a psychological attribute of people, but what we can think of as true love comes from an upright heart only. A heart that lacks sincerity, roundabouts is a heart with defects and we cannot expect anything from a person with such a heart. Thus, frankness is a condition for a heart to be able to give healthy and wholesome love.

Absolute truth

Absolute honesty is a great quality that not everyone can do. Sometimes we think we are sincere, but it is only possible for a long time and through many challenging situations to have the opportunity to test whether we are genuine and how sincere we are. Honest people create trust and deep trust so that we can feel secure in communication. With an honest person, we immediately think of that person as the place we can go to whenever we have troubles in life and are ready to open our hearts to share the messy and confusing confidants in our hearts. If you encounter an untruthful person, no one dares to come to share or ask for advice or advice when facing difficulties and challenges.

An absolutely honest person is a model of a person who lives with principles, has self-respect and courage, has a deep understanding to be able to firmly keep his pure, honest mind without being shaken by challenges, drawn from outside conditions. Only honest people know how to truly love, carefree, love without calculation, without selfish goals for themselves and we can safely think of them when we need help at any time. , when our steps for some reason become wobbly and are no longer stable in this life.

Must be a gentle person

Gentleness is the sociable, cute, and easy-going personality of a person. A gentle person is not stubborn or stubborn, but one who easily listens to others with respect. Listening is an art of the meek’s life. Once someone knows how to listen to our pain and suffering with sympathy and compassion, we will not hesitate to open our hearts, allowing how much heaviness contained in the mind has the opportunity to pour out. Just being listened to, we also feel happy, our hearts are much lighter when the deadlocks are cleared. It is in listening that a great deal of love is transferred to the object of sharing the suffering and pain that has the effect of relieving this pain.

Everyone wants to approach a gentle person because his gentle and serene spiritual magnetic field is like a cool breeze touching us. Therefore, people with meekness will have many opportunities to help others to help others and show their love effectively. Gentleness thus becomes one of the necessary conditions for the practice of loving-kindness. (continue)

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