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Buddhism Teacher

"A Buddhist is primarily a person in search of a satisfying life while pursuing enlightenment and practicing compassion and loving kindness"

Traditions and Schools The Buddha Karma The Four Noble Truths The Five Aggregates The Triple Gem The Three Poisons The Four Immeasurables The Five Precepts The Paramitas (Perfections) Dharma (Dhamma) The Three Baskets Emptiness Sutras (Suttas) Nirvana (Nibbana) Samsara
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The Four Immeasurables

Metta, Kindness:   May all beings always be content and satisfied with life, and may they possess within them the ability to cause themselves and others to be content and satisfied with life.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler called this the attaining of “The Art of Happiness.”

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Karuna, Compassion:   May all beings always be free from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness, suffering) and its causes – among them desire, attachment, greed, anger, hate and ignorance, and may they always be able to act upon their feelings of sympathy, empathy and compassion.

Somanassa, Joy:   May all beings always experience glad-mindedness, bliss and happiness, and may they enjoy sympathetic joy, the joy one receives from witnessing the happiness of others.

Upekkha, Equanimity:   May all beings always be free from the poisons of judgment, attachment and anger, and may they always understand that things are as they are, but not indifferent and unwilling to make them better.