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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It is the ability to be happy when you see others happy.

4 Brahma Viharas

Upekkha equanimity is the balanced state of mind. Their joy becomes your joy as you welcome less suffering and happiness of others. Hence, it brahmavihars be more obvious, if they are expressed in ordinary Pali usage, as metta bhavana,karuna bhavana, and upekkha bhavana. Analytical statement of the meaning of metta.

Today is the Full Moon day of Waso, B. 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 – metta etc.

It is not a hard, romantic type brahmavihsra love and not a love that includes extreme attachment or controlling feelings. They are the positive emotions and states that are productive and helpful to anyone of any religion or even to the one with no religion.

InDaniel Goleman, published the best-seller, Emotional Intelligence.

Brahmavihara Dhamma ebook on Buddhist meditation and practices

This word, if properly pronounced in Pali should be recited as “Birahma”. This can therefore be also called Brahmacara Dhamma from now onwards.

It is the middle way brabmavihara of mind that is neither clinging nor pushing away. Regarding the term upekkha, it is a feeling of indifference or equanimity with no interest or worry in another’s happiness, state or condition – having a neutral sensation – thinking that these things have inevitably happened according to kamma, the consequential effects of good or bad merits.


Those who further cultivate equanimity, may reach insightful states and wisdom of enlightenment experiences. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. In this book he showed that more than intellectual intelligence, such as I. This can be easily understood. Privacy policy About Dhamma Wiki Disclaimers. They are emotional states to be strived for. When a thought occurs wishing prosperity and happiness to others, it is but a virtuous thought.

They can be understood from several different perspectives — as four related but separate qualities or perhaps better, as four different ways the spiritually mature person relates to others according to their situation. This is shown in this table:. They are the meditative states, thoughts, and actions to be cultivated in Buddhist meditation. Navigation Main page Brwhmavihara changes Random page Help. Those who cultivate the brahma viharas are guaranteed to happiness.

So we shall use the Pali language, which is more comprehensively clear to delivering this teaching. 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. In the phrase or group of words – “Brahmavihara”, the word “Brahma” means “Noble”. Goleman provides references from many studies to show the importance of the emotional skills vhamma success.

Karuna compassion is like an open heart that cares for everyone. The expression “Brahmavihara”, if analysed, will include metta, friendliness or loving-kindness, karuna, compassion, mudita, goodwill or rejoicing with others in their happiness or prosperity, and upekkha, equanimity or indifference to pain and pleasure.

Even ordinarily, if one feels pity towards the other wishing him escape from sufferings, it is a virtuous thought of karuna. By practicing and developing the divine emotions, we will have a peaceful and patient daily life practice. Then also, in the Abhidhamma desanathe Brahmavihara Dhamma has been explained as appamanna, the term that is derived from the word dbamma or “boundless”. Listen to this human-read article http: Views Read View source View history.


What is meant by karuna bhavana is to develop compassionate feeling towards other beings. As such, if the meanings of the terms: The result will be dhammw very nice and good person, free from hate and ill-will. These are the four kinds of Brahmavihara. Indeed, religious symbol and ritual makes little sense from the rational point of view;it is couched in the vernacular of the heart. Each of the four brahma-viharas has what is called a near enemy and a far enemy.

In Burmese, it is to be represented and recited carrying a vocal sound as “Brahma”. So for example, we relate to friendly people with love, to those in distress dhamma compassion, to the successful with vicarious joy and to unpleasant people with equanimity.

Analytical statement of the meaning of metta Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity. Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity. The term “love” may convey vrahmavihara sense of clinging or attachment with raga, human passionate desires.

This page brshmavihara been accessedtimes. As regards “mudita”, it conveys the sense of joy or rejoicing with others in their continued happiness and prosperity.

Loving-Kindness Meditation: Brahmavihara Dhamma

It has however been mentioned in Mahagovinda Sutta as “Brahmacariya. Emotional intelligence refers to getting along with others, knowing how and when to act, not letting things bother you, and success features, such as persistence, determination, and deferred gratification. This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat Hence, ” Brahmavihara brahmavibara purports the meaning of “Noble Living”, or rather, “Living in the exercise of goodwill.

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