LOVING-KINDNESS (METTA) PRAYER

 (Source: Meditation Appreciation Course, Awareness Place, Singapore)

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 1.       May I be well and happy.

           May I be free from enmity, disease and grief.

           May I take care of myself happily.

2.       May all beings in front of me be well and happy.

          * May they be free from enmity, disease and grief.

          * May they take care of themselves happily.

3.       May all beings on my right be well and happy… (continue per stanza 2 *)

4.       May all beings behind me be well and happy..(continue per stanza 2 * )

5.       May all beings on the my left be well and happy.. …(continue per stanza 2 * )

6.       May all beings above me be well and happy …(continue per stanza 2 * )

7.       May all beings below me be well and happy …(continue per stanza 2 * )

8.       May all beings above, below and across me be well and happy.

          May they be free from enmity, disease and grief.

          May they take care of themselves happily.

9.      May all beings be well and happy.

         May they be free from enmity, disease and grief.

         May they take care of themselves happily.

         May I be well and happy.