Buddhism

With the thought of love I want to contemplate the world, and may this love extend to its four horizons.
And with love increasing beyond measure let me encompass the whole cosmos up to its confines.

With the thought of compassion I want to contemplate the world, and may this compassion extend to its four horizons.
And with compassion increasing beyond measure let me encompass the whole cosmos up to its confines.

With the thought of joy I want to contemplate the world, and may this joy extend to its four horizons.
And with joy increasing beyond measure let me encompass the whole cosmos up to its confines.

With the thought of peace I want to contemplate the world, and may this peace extend to its four horizons.
And with peace increasing beyond measure let me encompass the whole cosmos up to its confines.

(Digha Nikaya - Sangitti Sutra)

One may conquer a thousand men in battle; however, greater is he who conquers himself.
Conquest of one's self is the greatest victory of all. 

(Dhammapada)

Friends, the body of a Tathagata is the body of Dharma, born of gnosis.
The body of a Tathagata is born of the stores of merit and wisdom.
It is born of morality, of meditation, of wisdom, of the liberations, and of the knowledge and vision of liberation.
It is born of love, compassion, joy, and impartiality.
It is born of charity, discipline, and self-control.
It is born of the path of ten virtues.
It is born of patience and gentleness.
It is born of the roots of virtue planted by solid efforts.
It is born of the concentrations, the liberations, the meditations, and the absorptions.
It is born of learning, wisdom, and liberative technique.
It is born of the thirty-seven aids to enlightenment.
It is born of mental quiescence and transcendental analysis.
It is born of the ten powers, the four fearlessnesses, and the eighteen special qualities.
It is born of all the transcendences.
It is born from sciences and superknowledges.
It is born of the abandonment of all evil qualities, and of the collection of all good qualities.
It is born of truth.
It is born of reality.
It is born of conscious awareness.

(Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra)

Meditation by Pir Vilayat Khan : Attuning to the Buddha


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