Guided Meditation: Expanding Metta into Compassion, Joy and Equanimity (Day 27)

 

Today we have another wonder guided meditation on the brahma-viharas from Zohar. Expanding Metta into Compassion, Joy and Equanimity. Below is also a short piece on the subject from the Digha Nikaya. Enjoy!

I. Here, monks, a disciple dwells pervading one direction with their heart filled with loving-kindness, likewise the second, the third, and the fourth direction; so above, below and around; they dwell pervading the entire world everywhere and equally with their heart filled with loving-kindness, abundant, grown great, measureless, free from enmity and free from distress.

II. Here, monks, a disciple dwells pervading one direction with their heart filled with compassion, likewise the second, the third and the fourth direction; so above, below and around; they dwell pervading the entire world everywhere and equally with their heart filled with compassion, abundant, grown great, measureless, free from enmity and free from distress.

III. Here, monks, a disciple dwells pervading one direction with their heart filled with sympathetic joy, likewise the second, the third and the fourth direction; so above, below and around; they dwell pervading the entire world everywhere and equally with their heart filled with sympathetic joy, abundant, grown great, measureless, free from enmity and free from distress.

IV. Here, monks, a disciple dwells pervading one direction with their heart filled with equanimity, likewise the second, the third and the fourth direction; so above, below and around; they dwell pervading the entire world everywhere and equally with their heart filled with equanimity, abundant, grown great, measureless, free from enmity and free from distress.

— Digha Nikaya 13

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