Synopsis: A pithy commentary on the Buddha's teaching on loving kindness in the Karaniya Metta Sutta, showing how to cultivate this virtue in everyday life.
Kindness is one of the most basic qualities we can possess, and one of the most powerful. In Buddhism it is called Metta - an opening of the heart to all that we meet. Any friendly feeling contains the kernel of metta. It is a seed that is waiting to be developed, right here amidst the conditions of life. Outlining the conditions the seed of kindness needs to grow, Sangharakshita encourages us to follow the path that leads to a warm and expansive heart - and beyond. And with that heart, we can be happier and more fulfilled in ourselves and empathise with the joys and sufferings of all living beings.
"Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life.let thoughts of boundless love pervade the whole world." from the Karaniya Metta Sutta.