Metta (Loving-Kindness) Dharma Talk

Video of the Loving-Kindness Dharma Talk

This is the fifth talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at the Metta (Loving-Kindness)

The First Element of True Love
The first element of true love is maitri or metta, which can be translated as lovingkindness or friendliness and has the wish that all beings are happy and the action of small kindnesses and moments of connection to help bring happiness to others.

“Love is not a feeling – it’s an ability.” Dan in Real Life Movie

“If love is an ability – then it’s our responsibility.” Sharon Salzberg

Love: It’s a power, an ability, a skill we can cultivate, that we can grow, that we can share – with others and ourselves.

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(Dana) Giving: The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues, a quality that testifies to the depth of one’s humanity and one’s capacity for self-transcendence. In the teaching of the Buddha, too, the practice of giving claims a place of special eminence, one which singles it out as being in a sense the foundation and seed of spiritual development.