mmxii: the mark of metta

Posted on November 28, 2009


been considering

a way to remember the


to mark my hands

with a design

me            ta

a design to help me remember




attended a poc vipasssana retreat

a couple of years back at spirit rock

and felt really drawn to the metta loving kindess praktis

i wonder how metta is written in sanskrit?


may this 2012 marking intention meet with favorable conditions for manifestation when the time is ripe!  one hand at a time said trueherstory!

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From Wikipedia

Mettā (Pāli: मेत्ता) or maitrī (Sanskrit) has been translated as “loving-kindness,”[1][2] “friendliness,”[3][4][5] “benevolence,”[2][4] “amity,”[3] “friendship,”[4] “good will,”[4] “kindness,”[6] “love,”[3] “sympathy,”[3] and “active interest in others.”[3] It is one of the ten pāramitās of the Theravāda school of Buddhism, and the first of the four Brahmavihāras. The mettā bhāvanā (“cultivation of mettā“) is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism.

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(Thank you Auspicious Path for showing me the multiple dimensions 🙂 of metta & me.)

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