Metta – Peace Prayer

Sunrise at Mt Sondor, Larapinta Trail, N.T.

Metta – Peace Prayer

The great prayer of Loving Kindness from the Buddhist tradition 

May I be peaceful, happy and light in body, spirit and mind.
May I be safe and free from any harm.
May I be free from anger, despair and fear.
May I regard myself with understanding, kindness and acceptance.
May I recognise and nourish the seeds of loving kindness within myself.
May I live peacefully.
May I understand my interdependence with all beings and my power to affect them positively.
May I honour the sacred.
May I be well and happy.

Now thinking of those we know:

May you be peaceful, happy and light in body, spirit and mind.
May you be safe and free from any harm.
May you be free from anger, despair and fear.
May you regard yourselfself with understanding, kindness and acceptance.
May you recognise and nourish the seeds of loving kindness within yourself.
May you live peacefully.
May you understand your interdependence with all beings and your power to affect them positively.
May you honour the sacred.
May you be well and happy.

Let us turn our minds now to all the living beings with whom we share our world, turning our minds to the East & West, to the North & South, without exception:

May all beings be peaceful, happy and light in body, spirit and mind.
May all beings be safe and free from any harm.
May all beings be free from anger, despair and fear.
May all beings regard themselves with understanding, kindness and acceptance.
May all beings recognise and nourish the seeds of loving kindness within themselves.
May all beings live peacefully.
May all beings understand their interdependence and power to affect others positively.
May all beings honour the sacred.
May these words benefit us and all those whom our lives touch.

Metta – the great prayer of Loving Kindness was read aloud by Matthew O’Malveney during the Opening Ceremony of the IYTA World Yoga Convention in Sydney in September 2010.

2 thoughts on “Metta – Peace Prayer

  1. What a gorgeous blog you have! I appreciated your comment about the Skin Horse, and I wanted you to know how much I enjoy visiting your thoughts here. Thank you for putting out kindness and beauty…

  2. Thank you for posting this. Just poking around on the web and I am so happy to stumble on a little peace :).

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