This is the way of
those who are skilled and peaceful, who seek the good and follow
May they be able and
upright, straightforward, of gentle speech and not proud.
May they be content and easy wherever they are.
May they be unburdened, with their senses calm.
May they be wise and not arrogant.
May they live without desire for the possessions of others.
May they do no harm to any living being.
May all beings be happy.
May they live in safety and joy.
All living beings, whether weak or strong, old or young, man or
woman, smart or foolish, healthy or disabled, seen or unseen,
near or distant, born or to be born, may they all be happy.
Let no one deceive
or despise another being, whatever their status.
Let no one by anger or hatred wish harm to another.
As parents watch over
their children, willing to risk their own lives to protect them,
so with a boundless heart may we cherish every living being, bathing
the entire world with unobstructed and unconditional loving-kindness.
Standing or walking,
sitting or lying down, in each moment may we remain mindful of
this heart and this way of living that is the best in all the