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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It is not a hard, romantic type of love and not a love that includes extreme attachment or controlling feelings. Those who cultivate the brahma viharas are guaranteed to happiness. They can be understood from several different perspectives — as four related but separate qualities or perhaps better, as four different ways the spiritually mature person relates to others according to their situation.

Hence, it would be more obvious, if they are expressed in ordinary Pali usage, as metta bhavana,karuna bhavana, and upekkha bhavana. The far enemy is virtually the opposite of the brahma-vihara and is completely off the mark for the emotion that is strived for. 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.

Indeed, religious symbol and ritual makes little sense from the rational point of view;it is couched in the vernacular of the heart. It is the ability to be happy when you see others happy. 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.


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In this book he showed that more than intellectual intelligence, such as I. Karuna compassion is like an open heart that cares for everyone. Listen to this human-read article http: Today is the Full Moon day of Waso, B. Mudita joy with otherssometimes is called sympathetic joy rhamma appreciative joy. Upekkha equanimity is the balanced state of mind. Goleman provides references from many studies to show the importance of the emotional skills for dham,a.

The result will be a very nice and good person, free from hate and ill-will. The word “Vihara” conveys the meaning of “Dwelling”, or “Abiding”, or “Living”.

Brahmavihara Dhamma — Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw

It has been so named as appamanna because when developing metta, loving-kindness, it could be done with unlimited or perfect exercise of the qualities of friendliness – metta etc. This is shown in this table:. Privacy policy About Dhamma Wiki Disclaimers.

Navigation Main page Recent brahmaihara Random page Help. It has however been mentioned in Mahagovinda Sutta as “Brahmacariya. The Four Divine Emotions are known in Pali as the Brahma-viharas and are also known as the divine abidings or the divine abodes. Views Read View source View history.

What is meant by karuna bhavana is to develop compassionate feeling towards other beings. By practicing and brahmavkhara the divine emotions, we will have a peaceful and patient daily life practice.

In Burmese, it is to be represented and recited carrying a vocal sound as “Brahma”. As regards “mudita”, it dahmma the sense of joy or rejoicing with others in bramhavihara continued happiness and prosperity.

Of these four sorts of brahmavihara, first and foremost, I shall deal with the development of metta brahmavihara. Hence, ” Brahmavihara ” purports the meaning of “Noble Living”, or rather, “Living in the exercise of goodwill. In the phrase or group of words – “Brahmavihara”, the word “Brahma” means “Noble”. This can be easily understood.


This can therefore be also called Brahmacara Dhamma from now onwards. Emotional intelligence refers to getting along with others, knowing how and when to act, not letting things bother you, and success features, ehamma as persistence, determination, and deferred gratification.

It is the middle way state of mind that is neither clinging nor pushing away. When a thought occurs wishing prosperity and happiness to others, it is but a virtuous thought. Retrieved from ” https: Analytical statement of the meaning of metta.

Metta loving-kindness is a soft, affection and care for others and yourself.

Brahmavihara Dhamma

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. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

They are emotional states to be strived for. Then also, in the Abhidhamma desanathe Brahmavihara Dhamma has been explained as appamanna, the term that is derived from the word “infinite” or “boundless”. These are the four kinds of Brahmavihara. Metta bhavana means nothing but to develop one’s mind with loving-kindness towards others.

As such, if the meanings of the terms: 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. This word, if properly pronounced in Pali should be recited as “Birahma”.