Session 22: Deepening Loving Kindness for Ourselves

B. Alan Wallace, 18 Nov 2010

Loving-kindness should be saturated with wisdom, that is, knowing what’s conducive to well being. So we need to envision a conducive place to live, including partners for who you feel genuine affection, respect and trust. Instead of asking what I love to receive from the world, we need to ask what I truly need. So be content with merely the adequate. Loving-Kindness involves an internal transformation, to end with craving and hostility. After the meditation, Dr. Wallace answered questions that dealt with levels of happiness: Hedonic pleasure, eudemonic well being that comes from a virtuous life, and the deeper level coming from wisdom. He finished with an explanation of prāṇa, energy and its effects in body and mind.

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