Metta Bhavana

METTA BHAVANA (A Buddhist Meditation)

May all beings be happy  (A MULTI-VOICE version)


First speaker                                    			Second speaker
May all beings be happy						May all beings be happy
May I be happy							May I be happy
May you be happy						May you be happy
May all beings be happy						May all beings be happy

Third speaker
Cattle, sheep and pigs, lined up to be slaughtered, waiting for death.
Full of the fear of dying. 
May they be at peace. May they not have to die so that humans can eat them.
May all creatures be free from misery and pain.
May all people everywhere have respect for other people and for other creatures,
And may they not harm them in any way.

First speaker								Second speaker
For the bird,  pushing through the cold air, flying. 		For the fish, pushing at the tight net, dying.
For the lamb, on the frozen moor, lying				For the rat, in the filthy cage, crying
May all beings be happy.					May all beings be happy.

Third speaker
May all beings throughout the world live in happiness. 
May they experience diverse joys and know the wonders of life.
May they be fulfilled. May they be healthy. May they be strong.  May they be safe and secure.




First speaker							         Second speaker
In the snow filled wilderness, in icy waters			In icy waters, in the snow filled wilderness
In jungles and forests, in deserts and marshes			In deserts and marshes, in jungles and forests
May all beings be happy						May all beings be happy

Third speaker
All beings struggling for life, trying to protect their young and those they love. Trying to find happiness in a world filled with danger and hate.


					Spoken by all speakers.
					May all beings be happy 
					May all beings be happy 
					May all beings be happy

    					Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta
    					Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta
          				Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta

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