Loving Kindness

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We all need a bit more loving kindness in our hearts and in our lives. 

Lama Surya Das, author and teacher, published his personal version of the Buddhist Metta, or loving-kindness meditation, on his blog last week. 

This is a beautiful meditation, which I would like to share with you.  


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May I be happy, content and fulfilled.
May all beings be happy!
May we all be equally peaceful, safe and serene.
May all beings be free from harm, danger and fear.


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May we walk together the path of wisdom and compassion.
May I practice loving kindness.
May I practice equanimity, acceptance and non-reactivity.


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May I be free from suffering and enjoy peace and ease.
May my heart remain open.
May I enjoy and appreciate the holy Now.
May I awaken to the intrinsic Light of my own original true nature.


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May I be healed and whole again;
May the planet be healed and restored.
May I recognize my intrinsic interconnectedness and interdependence with others,
And help overcome inequality and poverty through generous sharing and nonattachment.
May I live in gratitude and grace.


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May I love deeply, and with full acceptance, and may I open my heart also to receive love.
May I forgive and be forgiven.
May I be free from suffering, stress and anxiety.
May I see the radiant light in all people and things, including those who disagree with me.


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I bow to true Buddha-nature, equally innate in one and all.

Lama Surya Das


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“Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life —

not learning how to develop psychic powers,

not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate,

but learning to love.

Love is the truth. Love is the light.”

Lama Surya Das


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015

These Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon, Crepe Myrtle and Roses were blooming in our garden this morning.  It was nice to discover them between showers, and to share them with you….



About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

13 responses to “Loving Kindness

  1. Pingback: Loving Kindness – Dreamsong: Homestead

  2. The first few flower photos are like mandalas, helping to focus on the simple, yet powerful, words.

  3. Yes – I will let this meditation guide my day! Lovely!

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  5. Really enjoyed reading this – perfect as I get ready to end my day. Thank you! Your flowers are gorgeous, you are surrounded by beauty!

  6. Lovely–text and images, alike.

  7. WG~Thank you for sharing this, it’s a lovely meditation you’ve posted!::might I reblog it in entirety?

    • How are you Creek Rose? Hope your family is enjoying summer. Please share with your readers- we all may benefit from the wisdom in the Lama’s words.

      • thank you 🙂 it is a merry summer we are having here; this past week our numbers increased to nine as two more children joined our household:: they’ll be missed when they leave tomorrow. hope you are enjoying too ❤

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