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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The Four Divine Emotions are known in Pali as the Brahma-viharas and are also known as the divine abidings or the divine abodes. It is the middle way state of mind that is neither clinging nor pushing away. It has however been mentioned in Mahagovinda Sutta as “Brahmacariya.

As such, if the meanings of the terms: In the phrase or group of words – “Brahmavihara”, the word “Brahma” means “Noble”. The far enemy is virtually the opposite of the brahma-vihara and is completely off the mark for the emotion that is strived for. Those who further cultivate equanimity, may reach insightful states and wisdom of enlightenment experiences.

Views Read View source View history. Listen to this human-read article http: The four Brahma Viharas are considered by Buddhism to be the four highest emotions.

Even ordinarily, if one feels pity brahmvaihara the other wishing him escape from sufferings, it is a virtuous thought of karuna. Of the four kinds of Brahmavihara Dhamma, metta means love, karuna means compassion, mudita means happiness or joy, upekkha means equanimity.


Hence, ” Brahmavihara ” purports the meaning of “Noble Living”, or rather, “Living in the exercise of goodwill.

Metta bhavana chamma nothing but to develop one’s mind with loving-kindness towards others. By practicing and developing the divine emotions, we will have a peaceful and patient daily life practice. The expression “Brahmavihara”, if analysed, will include metta, friendliness or loving-kindness, karuna, compassion, mudita, goodwill or rejoicing with others in their happiness or prosperity, and upekkha, equanimity or indifference to pain and pleasure. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

Analytical statement of the meaning of metta.

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The term “love” may convey the sense of clinging or attachment with raga, human passionate desires. They can be understood from several different perspectives shamma as four related but separate qualities or perhaps better, as four different ways the spiritually mature person relates to others according to their situation.

What is meant by karuna bhavana is to develop compassionate feeling towards other beings. It is the ability to be happy when you see others happy.

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Upekkha dha,ma is the balanced state of mind. The result will be a very nice and good person, free from hate and ill-will. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. 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.


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. Retrieved from ” https: This word, if properly pronounced in Pali should be recited as “Birahma”. InDaniel Goleman, published the best-seller, Emotional Intelligence.

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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. This can be easily understood.

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. In this book he showed that more than intellectual intelligence, such as I.

Brahmavihara Dhamma — Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw

This is shown in this table:. This can therefore be also called Brahmacara Dhamma from now onwards. They are the meditative states, thoughts, and actions to be cultivated in Buddhist meditation.