Daily Words of the Buddha for May 22, 2017


Pāli Word a Day for May 22, 2017 — upādānanirodhā — upādāna + nirodha = clinging, attachment, grasping + destruction, cessation, annihilation, a synonym for nibbāna

Mātā yathā niyaṃ
puttamāyusā ekaputtamanurakkhe,
evampi sabbabhūtesu
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ.

As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart
with regard to all beings.

Sutta Nipāta 1.149
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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