Dhammatthavinicchayo

Bhāvanatthā



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10. Cattāro Brāhmavihārā These are also known as the four immeasureables (appamañña).

from Vatthasuttaṁ, MN 7

1. So mettāsahagatena cetasā ekaṁ disaṁ pharitvā viharati, tathā dutiyaṁ, tathā tatiyaṁ, tathā catutthaṁ. Iti uddham-adho tiriyaṁ sabbadhi sabbattatāya, sabbāvantaṁ lokaṁ, mettāsahagatena cetasā, vipulena mahaggatena appamāṇena, averena abyāpajjena pharitvā viharati,
2. puna caparaṁ karuṇāsahagatena cetasā ekaṁ disaṁ pharitvā viharati, tathā dutiyaṁ, tathā tatiyaṁ, tathā catutthaṁ. Iti uddham-adho tiriyaṁ sabbadhi sabbattatāya, sabbāvantaṁ lokaṁ, karuṇāsahagatena cetasā, vipulena mahaggatena appamāṇena, averena abyāpajjena pharitvā viharati,
3. puna caparaṁ muditāsahagatena cetasā ekaṁ disaṁ pharitvā viharati, tathā dutiyaṁ, tathā tatiyaṁ, tathā catutthaṁ. Iti uddham-adho tiriyaṁ sabbadhi sabbattatāya, sabbāvantaṁ lokaṁ, karuṇāsahagatena cetasā, vipulena mahaggatena appamāṇena, averena abyāpajjena pharitvā viharati,
4. puna caparaṁ upekkhāsahagatena cetasā ekaṁ disaṁ pharitvā viharati, tathā dutiyaṁ, tathā tatiyaṁ, tathā catutthaṁ. Iti uddham-adho tiriyaṁ sabbadhi sabbattatāya, sabbāvantaṁ lokaṁ, upekkhāsahagatena cetasā, vipulena mahaggatena appamāṇena, averena abyāpajjena pharitvā viharati.