Brahmaviharas (A Poem)

Brahmaviharas

For tranquility of mind,
And selfless surrender,
For fullness of heart and spirit,
And serenity that is unblemished--
Pursue
Embody
And nurture
These qualities of the heart:
Lovingkindness
Compassion
Joy, and
Equanimity

For evenness of mind,
And freedom of spirit,
Cultivate:

Metta - lovingkindness towards self and others
Karuna - compassion towards every living being
Mudita - joy - in service to others, and
Upekksha - equanimity in tempestuousness
And adversity of all kinds

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