What is "metta"?
Metta is a Pali word that can be translated as "loving-kindness" or "loving-friendliness". It means extending your love to everyone and wishing the best for yourself and others.
Metta meditation is a Buddhist practice that helps you maintain this positive state of mind.
What is "Words of Metta"?
This site shows a new metta meditation text every day. I built it for myself, to read before bed.
The simplest way to use it is to read and repeat the words, imagining sending love to specific people, starting with yourself. It gets especially interesting when you practice sending best wishes to people that you have negative feelings and thoughts about - try it!
(Oh, and when you are done with the meditation, don't forget to ring the little bell on the bottom of the page.)
If you are new to meditation, I recommend "Joy on Demand" by Chade-Meng Tan and "Mindfulness in Plain English" by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.
If you want to learn more about metta meditation, I recommend the following:
- "Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English" by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
- "How to Meditate" by Kathleen McDonald
Get in touch
Drop me a note, let me know what you think: hello at kirobaito dot com.
Words Of Metta by Kirobaito is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.