Loving Kindness

Dharma talk given May 5th in Salt Lake City

 

Excerpt

"Here is something that many are not aware of and I have heard this before but just found this quote  Samyutta Nikaya

 “We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.” The Buddha  

 So what is the Buddha saying is the path to cultivation a liberated mind? Loving-kindness.

Loving Kindness is the way, the ground from which we practice, it keeps us stable in our practice, it is for ourselves also – and our practice is to perfect it. It is hard to practice loving-kindness toward others if we do not start with ourselves and our own need of loving kindness not just from others but from ourselves. 

 

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