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Metta Sutta


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A popular discourse from the Sutta Nipāta of the Pāli Canon, also known as the Karaṇīyametta Sutta. The sutta is a discourse on goodwill preached by the Buddha. It states that one should be upright, gentle, modest, and straightforward, and commends the practice of goodwill towards all beings, modelled on the attitude of a mother to her only son. The text is recited daily by monks and often lay-people.

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