Infinite is All-Embracing
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Embrace the Cosmos!
Bhikkhus and Friends: There are these four infinite & divine mental
The Bhikkhu pervades all beings with all-embracing friendliness ...
The Bhikkhu encompass all beings with universal and endless pity ...
The Bhikkhu permeates all beings with infinite and mutual joy ...
The Bhikkhu suffuses all beings with unlimited equanimity ...
First in one direction, then the second, then the third, and to the
above, below, all around, in every location, uniting himself with all
he pervades the entire universe with an all-embracing pure
with all-embracing compassion and pity, with all-embracing mutual and
altruistic joy, with an all-embracing imperturbable equanimity, using
refined mind, which is made great, vast, profound, infinite,
released from all hate, anger, irritation, opposition and
Because of hate, overwhelmed and
obsessed by hate, one lives by doing evil
deeds, speaking evil words, and thinking evil thoughts... While doing
neither really understands one's own welfare, nor the welfare of
nor the welfare of both... If, however, this hate is overcome and
then one lives while doing good deeds, speaking kind words, and
advantageous thoughts... Therefore while doing this good one really
what is for one's own present & future welfare, for the welfare of
and to the welfare of both oneself and all other beings...
Source: AN 3:55
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Infinite and Divine States (Appama˝˝ā Brahma-Vihāra):
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