What is the Meaning of Metta?
"May you be at peace.
May your heart remain open. May you awaken to the light of your own true nature. May you be healed. May you be a source of healing to all beings."
The Metta of the Buddha
"Metta means lovingkindness. In metta the heart opens unconditionally, encompassing all that is, with acceptance, awareness, and good will. The word 'metta' is from Pali, the language of the earliest Buddhist texts. Metta is universal, finding expression in all religions and societies.". . . . . . definition courtesy of the Metta Foundation.
The Concept of "Healing" in the Metta
is to unify the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and
spiritual selves into an integrated and harmonious whole.
To cure is to eliminate a demonstrable disease process.
One can be healed without being cured.
Bruce Hopkins, LMT
The lotus blossum is a traditional Buddhist metaphor for the opening heart. The lotus floats serenely on the water's surface, opening fully to embrace the rays of the rising sun.
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by Bruce A. Hopkins