Brahmavihāra Dhamma by. The Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw of. Burma. Translated by. U Min Swe (Min Kyaw Thu). Buddha Sāsanānuggaha Organization. Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw is an extensive instructional book from the monastaries of Bhurma. It was published back in The near enemy is a state of mind that is close to the brahma-vihara and is sometimes mistaken as the good emotion, but is actually “a near.

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Indeed, religious symbol and ritual makes little sense from the rational point of view;it is couched in the vernacular of brxhmavihara heart. It is not a hard, romantic type of love and not a love that includes extreme attachment or controlling feelings. This can be easily understood. Metta loving-kindness is a soft, affection and care for others and yourself.

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Hence, it would be more obvious, if they are expressed in ordinary Pali usage, as metta bhavana,karuna bhavana, and upekkha bhavana. In Burmese, it is to be represented and recited carrying a vocal sound as “Brahma”.

It is the middle way state of mind that is neither clinging nor pushing away. Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity.

Analytical statement of the meaning brahmavihaar metta Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity.


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Today is the Full Moon day of Waso, B. Views Read View source View history. Hence, ” Brahmavihara ” purports the meaning of “Noble Living”, or rather, “Living in the exercise of goodwill.

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So for example, we relate to friendly people with love, to those in distress with compassion, to the successful with vicarious joy and to unpleasant people with equanimity. Goleman provides references from many studies to show the importance of the emotional skills for success. InDaniel Goleman, published the best-seller, Emotional Intelligence. In the phrase or group of words – “Brahmavihara”, the word “Brahma” means “Noble”.

The result will be a very nice and good person, free from hate and ill-will. Mudita joy with otherssometimes is called sympathetic joy or appreciative joy.

As regards “mudita”, it conveys the sense of joy or rejoicing with others in their continued happiness and prosperity. Each of the four brahma-viharas has what is called a near enemy and a far enemy.

It has however been mentioned in Mahagovinda Sutta as “Brahmacariya. Those who further cultivate equanimity, may reach insightful states and wisdom of enlightenment experiences.

Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Brahmaviharq. When a thought occurs wishing prosperity and happiness to others, it is but a virtuous thought.


What is meant by karuna bhavana is to develop compassionate feeling towards other beings.

Then also, in the Abhidhamma desanathe Brahmavihara Dhamma has been explained as appamanna, the term that is derived from the word “infinite” or “boundless”. Their joy becomes your joy as you welcome less suffering and happiness of others. The Four Divine Emotions are known in Pali as the Brahma-viharas and are also known as the divine abidings or the brahmavvihara abodes.

4 Brahma Viharas

Analytical statement of the meaning of metta. It has been so named as appamanna because when developing metta, loving-kindness, it could be done with unlimited or perfect exercise of the qualities of friendliness dhammma metta etc. Out of these four meanings translated into English, only the meaning of the word ‘compassion’ is clear and precise without mingling with any other sense or terminology. Listen to this human-read article http: This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat These are the four kinds of Brahmavihara.

As such, if the meanings of the terms: It is the ability brxhmavihara be happy when you see others happy.