Metta Prayer
Date: Saturday, March 01 @ 20:44:04 UTC
Topic: Prayers, Mantras & Chants


This beautiful prayer is derived from the Metta Sutra. I found it in Lama Surya Das' Awakening the Buddha Within, an excellent book on Buddhism.

This may be one of the most powerful and self-transformational prayers one can utter.

The Metta Prayer

May all beings be happy, content and fulfilled.

May all beings be healed and whole.

May all have whatever they want and need.

May all be protected from harm, and free from fear.

May all beings enjoy inner peace and ease.

May all be awakened, liberated and free.

May there be peace in this world, and throughout the entire universe.


The Buddha has said that this prayer will be great benefit to those who recite and meditate upon this.

According to Lama Das, you will "sleep easily, wake easily, have pleasant dreams, people will love you, celestial beings will love you and protect you; poisons, fire and other external dangers will not harm you, your face will be radiant, and your mind concentrated and serene; and you will die unconfused and be reborn in the happy realms." What more could a Buddhist or human being ask for?









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