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How to handle aversion that derives from perceiving arrogance?

Ven. and good Buddha-Parisata, touched, and who ever interested and willing to give into the matter to get it minded, Who doesn't know the case where another is perceived as arrogant, either because ...
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Compassion's Unity

My question is two-fold. First, I believe that metta is classified as a meditation object involving concentration. Yet, in this study, researchers suggest it is a mixture of focused attention (e.g. ...
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Does this statement by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu conflict with traditional mettā meditation?

I'm a beginner and I'm studying (and trying to practice) both meditation on breathing and mettā meditation, and in the book Anapanasati by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, which i'm following with some initial ...
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What is Metta-Bhavana and how does one practice it?

I can't find much information on Metta-Bhavana and I want to know: what it is. What is the purpose of this type of meditation? details concerning its practice. How does one practice this meditation?
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How to inculcate metta in me?

Metta was natural to me when I was young. I didn't give much thought to it then. Now I find it difficult. So many thoughts come when I want to donate to charity like, is it a recognized charitable ...
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Does loving kindness meditation help beings other than the practitioner?

For an example when the practitioner wants every being to become free from sorrow, does it actually create a difference? At least when the practitioner concentrates on someone close to himself/herself....
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Is it important to be vegetarian when meditating “Metta meditation”?

Is it essential or somehow profitable to be vegetarian when doing "Metta/Maithree" meditation? Or Is it essential or somehow profitable to any other form of meditation? If not why a lot of people ...
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'Metta' versus 'passive acceptance for the wicked'?

I've often seen the question asked: "How can we have metta for murderers, terrorists, criminals, etc.?" Though there are many good answers to these questions, I've noticed that few of them tend to ...
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How to apply meditation in the following difficult situations

I have been practicing vipassanā and mettā at least six months and I have embraced the teachings and practice in my everyday life. However there are certain situations in life where I find difficult ...
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Can Metta improve one's luck?

Since one can benefit so much from practicing Metta, can it also helps improving one's luck?
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Can Metta make you likable?

I think somebody asked a similar question earlier and understand that this will likely be closed but hope not. Was wondering can practicing of Metta make you likeable? Or rather more approachable? ...
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Can Metta Make you Beautiful?

Omg.Is this true.But what do you mean like inner beauty? Or outer beauty? I'm more interested in outer beauty.Is there any reference in the suttas about being physically beautiful if you practice ...