FAQ Tag: Metta

Can you explain the link between the Ānāpānasati Sutta and the 6 R’s?

That’s where it’s coming from, yes. This is how is how they were discovered, and they were put into this sequence because of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The 6R’s are to…
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December 11, 2020 0

Loving someone comes along with expectations, is this contrary to Loving-kindness?

Yes exactly, there’s some wise words and I can only agree. To have this feeling of love for the people that we love, is truly wonderful, but sometimes it comes…
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December 9, 2020 0

What is the difference between Loving-kindness and love we feel for loved ones?

It’s very similar, but the feeling that we have for someone is contained, channeled into this one person. That is wonderful, that is great, there is very little difference. I…
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December 9, 2020 0

Can you explain Loving-kindness becoming ‘coarse’ at a certain point?

In the beginning Loving-kindness needs to be really strong, like a fully blazing fire, because the mind tends to be distracted easily. Also, at the beginning sometimes we do our…
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December 9, 2020 0

Is it OK to synchronize the feeling of Metta with my breathing?

No, please don’t do that. Let go of the breath completely, as this will help you to get deeper into the meditation. You observe the feeling of Loving-kindness. Later on you…
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November 24, 2020 0

How strong does the feeling of Loving-kindness / Metta have to be to progress?

It doesn’t have to be strong – it just needs to be continuous.  Make sure you 6R whenever your mind wanders.  So, whenever you forgot you were actually meditating. Every…
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November 24, 2020 0

I can’t seem to do the Loving-kindness / Metta meditation very well. Is it OK to go back to breath meditation?

We recommend doing Metta; it is much faster, and more pleasant than breathing meditation. Listen to bhante Vimalaramsi’s explanation: Comparing Metta with breathing meditation If you have practiced Breath or…
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November 23, 2020 0

Help, I just can’t feel Loving-kindness. It’s either weak or not there.

Don’t worry! In the beginning, it can be difficult or awkward to bring up that warm, glowing feeling of Loving-kindness.  These videos may help you to bring this feeling of…
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November 23, 2020 0