FAQ Tag: friend

If you feel Loving-kindness for the spiritual friend, do you keep repeating the phrases like “May I be happy”?

No – the phrase is not being used as a mantra. It is only a nudge to keep the feeling going when it weakens. It’s used as a reminder to…
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November 25, 2020 0

Why should the Spiritual Friend be a human being, why not a pet, for example?

You will develop a stronger feeling of Metta with a personal or human connection. That is also why we want the person to be alive and not dead. We want them…
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November 24, 2020 0

Why should I start with one single spiritual friend, instead of radiating to the beings in all directions, as is found in the Suttas?

Good question. This is a deviation that Bhante Vimalaramsi did. He took it from the Visuddhimagga. It turned out to make the meditation easier for people to start with. It’s like…
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November 24, 2020 0