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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Even ordinarily, if one feels pity brahmavkhara the other wishing him escape from sufferings, it is a virtuous thought of karuna. What is meant by karuna bhavana is to develop compassionate feeling towards other beings. This can be easily understood. Views Read View source View history.
This can therefore be also called Brahmacara Dhamma from now onwards. The term “love” may convey the sense of clinging or attachment with raga, human passionate desires.
Each of the four brahma-viharas has what is called a near enemy and a far enemy. 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.
Upekkha equanimity is the balanced state of mind. These are the four kinds of Brahmavihara. Today is the Full Moon day of Waso, B. The Four Divine Emotions are known in Pali as the Brahma-viharas and are also known as the divine abidings or the divine abodes.
Those who cultivate the brahma viharas are guaranteed to happiness. 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 “infinite” or “boundless”. 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. 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.
Brahmavihara Dhamma — Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
The word “Vihara” conveys the meaning of “Dwelling”, or “Abiding”, or “Living”. 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.
They are the positive emotions and states that are productive and helpful to anyone of any religion fhamma even to the one with no religion. Hence, it would be more obvious, if they are expressed in ordinary Pali usage, as metta bhavana,karuna bhavana, and upekkha bhavana. The far enemy is virtually the opposite of the brahma-vihara and hdamma completely off the mark for the emotion that is strived for.
The four Brahma Viharas are considered by Buddhism to be the four highest emotions. It is not a hard, romantic type of love and not a love that includes extreme attachment or controlling feelings. Retrieved from ” https: Of these four sorts of brahmavihara, first and foremost, I shall deal with the development of metta brahmavihara.
Listen to this human-read article http: Bramhavihara bhavana means nothing but to develop one’s mind with loving-kindness towards others. Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity. The result will be a very nice and good person, free from hate and ill-will.
4 Brahma Viharas
It has however been mentioned in Mahagovinda Sutta as “Brahmacariya. As such, if the meanings of the terms: 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 brahmavihaara happened according to kamma, the consequential effects of good or bad merits.
In Burmese, it is to be represented and recited carrying a vocal sound as “Brahma”. Analytical statement of the meaning of metta.
When a thought occurs wishing prosperity and happiness to others, it is but a virtuous thought. This is shown in this table:.
This word, if properly pronounced in Pali should be recited as “Birahma”. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. It has been so named as appamanna because dyamma developing metta, loving-kindness, it could be done with unlimited or perfect exercise of the qualities of friendliness – metta etc. Those who further cultivate equanimity, may reach insightful states and wisdom of enlightenment experiences.
So for example, we relate to friendly people with love, to those in distress with compassion, to the successful with vicarious joy and to unpleasant people with equanimity.
Loving-kindness (Metta Bhavana) – Brahmavihara Dhamma – Buddhist eLibrary
Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. This page has been accessedtimes. Their joy becomes your joy as you welcome less suffering and happiness of brahmwvihara.
They are emotional states to be strived for. It is the middle way state of mind that is neither clinging nor pushing away. Metta loving-kindness is a soft, affection and care for others and yourself. 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.
Hence, ” Brahmavihara ” purports the meaning of “Noble Living”, or rather, “Living in the exercise of goodwill.