Four Sublime States & The Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta) By Venerables Nyanaponika Thera & Nanamoli Thera


Published by: Buddhist Publication Society Publication Date: 1981


This small booklet contains two essays:
Four Sublime States by Ven. Nyanaponika and
The Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta) by Ven. Ñanamoli.

The “four sublime states”, known as the brahmaviharas, are the lofty mental states of love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. Ven. Nyanaponika gives us a brief description of all four with a section of contemplation exercises for each. He closes with a section on the inter-relationship of all four.

Ven. Ñanamoli’s essay focuses on the the basic brahmavihara of metta, translating for us in his usual lucid style the key passages from the Pali Canon in which the Buddha taught the practice of metta.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 2 cm