from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Tender regard; mercy; favor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Kindness which springs from and manifests personal love: used in Scripture to describe God's favor to his people.
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- n. tender kindness motivated by a feeling of affection
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"Metta" is a Pali word that means loving-kindness, benevolence, fellowship, goodwill, and friendliness.
As you continue walking, breathe deeply, and silently repeat the traditional phrases of loving-kindness meditation:
Instead, why not be completely motivated by compassion, generosity, loving-kindness and wisdom?
On the contrary, thanks to the unfailing grace of God, the loving-kindness of His favored ones, the unrivaled endeavors of wise and capable souls, and the thoughts and ideas of the peerless leaders of this age, nothing whatsoever can be regarded as unattainable.
Whether you gain or lose, deepen your breathing and meditate on loving-kindness.
But with America's breathless pace of living, the practice of meditating on loving-kindness has been a hard sell.
Jokes aside, as a psychotherapist who prescribes loving-kindness for the range of eating problems, this declaration of self-compassion not only thrilled me, it inspired me to track down the yogini who got Gaga to be nicer to herself: Tricia Donegan.
In our high-speed nation, which values "doing" more than "being," exhaustion more than rest, punishing discipline more than loving-kindness, many have considered self-compassion a snooze.
As God performs deeds of justice and loving-kindness, so we, too, should do such deeds.
Neuroscientist Tania Singer, in collaboration with such meditators, is planning to train caregivers in cultivating loving-kindness in a secular way based on Buddhist techniques.