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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Retrieved from ” https: Those who cultivate the brahma viharas are guaranteed to happiness. This word, if properly pronounced in Pali should be recited as “Birahma”. This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat Mudita joy with otherssometimes is called sympathetic joy or appreciative joy. Even ordinarily, if one feels pity towards the other wishing him escape from sufferings, it is a virtuous thought of karuna.

Goleman provides references from many studies to show the importance brahmaviharaa the brahmsvihara skills for success. The Four Divine Emotions are known in Pali as the Brahma-viharas and are also known as the divine abidings or the divine abodes. Karuna compassion is like an open heart that cares for everyone.

What is meant by karuna bhavana is to develop compassionate feeling towards other beings. They are emotional states to be strived for. This is shown in this table:. Of these four sorts of brahmavihara, first and foremost, I shall deal dhanma the development of metta brahmavihara.

Metta loving-kindness is a soft, affection and care for others and yourself. 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. Their joy becomes your joy as you welcome less suffering and happiness of others. Branmavihara are the four kinds of Brahmavihara. In Burmese, it is to be represented and recited carrying a vocal sound as “Brahma”.

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In this book he showed that more than intellectual intelligence, such as I. They are the positive emotions and states that are productive and helpful to anyone of any religion or even to the one with no religion.

Brahmavihara Dhamma — Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw

Metta bhavana means nothing but to develop one’s mind with loving-kindness towards others. In the phrase or group of words – “Brahmavihara”, the word “Brahma” means “Noble”. They are the meditative states, thoughts, and actions to be cultivated in Buddhist meditation.

Indeed, religious symbol and ritual makes little sense from the rational point of view;it is couched in the vernacular of the heart. Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity. 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.

It is not a hard, romantic type of love and not a love that includes extreme attachment or controlling feelings.

This page has been accessedtimes. The term “love” may convey the sense of clinging or attachment with raga, human passionate desires.

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As such, if the meanings of the terms: 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. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

As regards “mudita”, it conveys the sense of joy or rejoicing with others in their continued happiness and prosperity. Then also, in the Abhidhamma desanathe Brahmavihara Dhamma has been explained as appamanna, the term that is derived from the word “infinite” or “boundless”.


It is the middle way state of mind that is neither clinging nor pushing away. InDaniel Goleman, published the best-seller, Emotional Intelligence. Upekkha equanimity is the balanced state of mind. Analytical statement of the meaning of metta.

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By practicing and developing the divine emotions, we will have a peaceful and patient daily life practice. 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.

This can be easily understood. It has been so named as appamanna because when developing metta, loving-kindness, it could be done with unlimited or perfect exercise of ehamma qualities of friendliness – metta etc. It has however been mentioned in Mahagovinda Sutta as “Brahmacariya. Privacy policy About Dhamma Wiki Disclaimers. Each of the four brahma-viharas has what is called a near enemy and a far enemy. Those who further cultivate equanimity, may reach insightful states and wisdom of enlightenment experiences.

Hence, it would be more obvious, if they are expressed in ordinary Pali usage, as metta bhavana,karuna bhavana, and upekkha bhavana. The result will be a very nice and good person, free from hate and ill-will. The far enemy is virtually the opposite of the brahma-vihara brahmavihzra is completely off the mark for the emotion that is strived for.

Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. When a thought occurs wishing prosperity and happiness to others, it is but a virtuous thought. The word “Vihara” conveys the meaning of “Dwelling”, or “Abiding”, or “Living”.