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Divine abiding
As taught in meditation centers and in many books, the Brahmaviharas are things we wish on others; e.g. in Metta meditation we offer metta to our selves, friends & relatives, associates and all beings.  We are encouraged to be compassionate (karuna) towards others.

In reading the suttas, the Brahmaviharas are expressed more as a state of mind, an abode where the mind rests.  This is different from an emotion or expression we offer to others, but a divine state of mind.

Is there a conflict here?  or does the 'practice' of expressing metta and karuna towards others actually assist in developing a state of being (mind) that is divine?

Thank you,

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Divine abiding - by jeffR - 11-27-2017, 02:46 PM
RE: Divine abiding - by Bhikkhu Pesala - 11-27-2017, 07:29 PM

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