The Path Of Protection: Treatise on Lovingkindness

I was offered the opinion that the “Treatise On Lovingkindness” in “The Path Of  Discrimination” is one of the more useful pieces on metta.

The various states of translations, printings, and publishing being what they are the person who offered me this opinion could not point me to a copy on the Internet
The only place he knew of a full copy existing was inside of a 510 page pdf of a scanned printed copy of The Patisambhidamagga  ( The Path Of Protection ).

Thanks to a free web utility, I was able to extract that sutta into its own smaller pdf.

Thanks to a free OCR web utility, I was able to upload the smaller pdf to be converted from a scan of a hard copy printing into a plain text file.

The free online OCR software got most of it right, but I had to do many manual corrections.

I tried to stick to the original formatting as much as was possible withing the constraints of the wordpress.com site.


Translation Series No. 43

THE PATH OF DISCRIMINATION

(PATISAMBHIDAMAGGA)

Translated from the Pali by
BHIKKHU NANAMOLI

with an introduction by
A.K. Warder

Published by

THE PALI TEXT SOCIETY, LONDON

Distributed by

ROUTLEDGE AND KEGAN PAUL LTD
LONDON AND BOSTON

1982

Copyright Pali Text Society 1982

ISBN 0-7100-9457-4

Set by Hope Services, Abingdon
and printed in Great Britain by
Redwood Burn Ltd.,
Trowbridge, Wiltshire


Pages (print): 317 – 323
Pages (pdf):   380 – 386


[TREATISE XIV. – LOVINGKINDNESS]

1. [130] Bhikkhus, when the deliverance of will by lovingkindness is
cultivated, developed and made much of, made the vehicle, made the
foundation, established, consolidated, and properly undertaken, then
eleven blessings can be expected. What eleven? A man sleeps in comfort,
wakes in comfort, and dreams no evil dreams; he is dear to human beings,
he is dear to non-human beings, deities guard him, fire and poison do not
harm him; his mind is easily concentrated, the expression on his face is
serene; he dies undeluded, and if he does not penetrate the supreme state
he will be reborn in the Brahma world. When the deliverance of will by
lovingkindness is cultivated, developed and made much of, made the
vehicle, made the foundation, established, consolidated and properly
undertaken, then these eleven blessings can be expected'(A v 342).

2. There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with unspecified
intentness, there is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with specified
intentness, there is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with directional
intentness:

3. In how many aspects is there deliverance of will by lovingkindness
with unspecified intentness? In how many aspects is there deliverance of
will by lovingkindness with specified intentness? In how many aspects is
there deliverance of will by lovingkindness with directional intentness?
There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with unspecified intentness
in five aspects. There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with
specified intentness in seven aspects. There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness
with directional intentness in ten aspects.

4. In what five aspects is there deliverance of will by lovingkindness
with unspecified intentness?

May all beings be free from enmity, distress and affliction (ill will), and may they live    happily.

May all breathing things…

May all who are…

May all persons… [131]

May all who have a personality be free from enmity, distress and affliction, and may they live happily.

There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with unspecified intentness in these five aspects.

5. In what seven aspects is there deliverance of will by lovingkindness
with specified intentness?

May all women be free from enmity, distress and affliction, and may they live happily.

May all men…

May all Noble Ones…

May all who are not Noble Ones…

May all deities…

May all human beings…

May all in the states of deprivation be free from enmity, distress and affliction, and may they live happily.

There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with specified intentness in these seven aspects.

6. In what ten aspects is there deliverance of will by lovingkindness with
directional intentness?

(1) May all beings in the eastern direction be free from enmity, distress and affliction and may they live happily.

(2) May all beings in the western direction…

(3) May all beings in the northern direction…

(4) May all beings in the southern direction…

(S) May all beings in the eastern intermediate direction…

(6) May all beings in the western intermediate direction…

(7) May all beings in the northern intermediate direction…

(8) May all beings in the southern intermediate direction…

(9) May all beings in the lower direction…

(10) May all beings in the upper direction be free from enmity, distress and affliction, and may they live happily.

(1)-(10) May all breathing things in the eastern direction…

(1)-(l0) May all in the eastern direction who are…

(1)-(10) May all persons in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all who have a personality in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all women in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all men in the eastern direction…

(1)-(l0) May all Noble Ones in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all who are not Noble Ones in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all deities in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all human beings in the eastern direction…

(1)-(10) May all in the states of deprivation in the eastern direction…
in the upper direction be free from enmity, distress, and affliction, and
may they live happily.

There is deliverance of will by lovingkindness with directional intentness
in these ten aspects.

7. It is lovingkindness (metta) since it treats kindly (mettayati) in these
eight aspects, namely: by rejecting in the case of all beings their oppression
for their non-oppression, by rejecting injury for their non-injury, by
rejecting their disappointment for their non-disappointment, by rejecting
their deprivation for their non-deprivation, by rejecting their harassment
for their non-harassment [with the thought] ‘Let all beings be free from
enmity and not inimical, have pleasure and not pain, have bliss in their
hearts and not pain in their hearts’.  It is will (ceto) since it wills that
(cetayati). [132] It is deliverance (vimutti) since it is delivered (vimuccati)
from all obsession by ill will. Lovingkindness (metta) and will (ceto) and
deliverance (vimutti): these are deliverance of will by lovingkindness.

8. When he resolves with faith thus ‘Let all beings be free from enmity,
safe and blissful’, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness is fortified
with the faith faculty.  When he exerts energy thus ‘Let all beings be free
from enmity, safe and blissful’, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness
is fortified with the energy faculty. When he establishes mindfulness thus
‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and blissful’, then the deliverance
of will by lovingkindness is fortified with the mindfulness faculty. When
he concentrates cognizance thus ‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe
and blissful’, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness is fortified with
the concentration faculty. When he understands with understanding thus:
‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and blissful’, then deliverance of
will by lovingkindness is fortified with understanding.

9. These five faculties are the repetition (cultivation) of deliverance of
will by lovingkindness: the deliverance of will by lovingkindness is repeated
(cultivated) by means of these five faculties. These five faculties are the
development of deliverance of will by lovingkindness: deliverance of will
by lovingkindness is developed by means of these five faculties. These five
faculties are the making much of deliverance of will by lovingkindness:
deliverance of will by lovingkindness is made much of by means of these
five faculties. These five faculties are the adornment of deliverance of will
by lovingkindness: deliverance of will by lovingkindness is well adorned by
means of these five faculties. These five faculties are the safeguarding
requisite of deliverance of will by lovingkindness: deliverance of will by
lovingkindness is well safeguarded by these five faculties. These five
faculties are the equipment of deliverance of will by lovingkindness:
deliverance of will by lovingkindness is well equipped by means of these
five faculties.

10. These five faculties are deliverance of will by lovingkindness
repetition (cultivation), development, adornment, safeguarding requisite,
equipment, perfection; they accompany it, are conascent, conjoined, and
associated with it; they are the entering into (launching out into) it, the
acquisition of confidence in it, the steadying of it, and its delivering; they
are the seeing of it that ‘This is peaceful’; they are made its vehicle, made
its foundation, established; [133] consolidate it, properly undertake it
(bring it to very sameness), well develop it; well steady it, well set it up,
and well deliver it; they generate it, illuminate it, light it up.

11. When [thinking] ‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and
blissful’ he is unshaken by non-faith, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness
is fortified by the faith power. When [thinking] ‘Let all beings
be free from enmity, safe and blissful’ he is unshaken by idleness, then
deliverance of will by lovingkindness is fortified by the energy power.
When [thinking] ‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and blissful’€˜he
is unshaken by negligence, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness is
fortified by the mindfulness power. When [thinking] ‘Let all beings be
free from enmity, safe and blissful’ he is unshaken by agitation, then
deliverance of will by lovingkindness is fortified by the concentration
power.  When [thinking] ‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and
blissful’ he is unshaken by ignorance, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness
is fortified by the understanding power.

12. These five powers are the repetition (cultivation) of deliverance of
will by lovingkindness: deliverance of will by lovingkindness is repeated
(cultivated) by means of these five powers. These five powers… [and so
on as in §9 up to]… These five powers are the equipment of deliverance
of will by lovingkindness: deliverance of will by lovingkindness is well
equipped by means of these five powers.

13. These five powers are deliverance of will by lovingkindness’s repetition
(cultivation), development,…. [and so on as in § 10]… [134] light it up.

14. When he establishes mindfulness thus ‘Let all beings be free from
enmity, safe and blissful’,their deliverance of will by lovingkindness is
fortified by the mindfulness enlightenment factor. When he investigates
with understanding thus… by the investigation-of-ideas enlightenment
factor. When he exerts energy thus… by the energy enlightenment factor.
When he  tranquilizes anguish thus… by the happiness enlightenment
factor. When he tranquilizes depravity thus… by the tranquillity enlightenment
factor. When he concentrates cognizance thus… by the concentration
enlightenment factor. When he reflects on defilements with knowledge thus
‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and blissful’, then deliverance of
will by lovingkindness is fortified by the equanimity enlightenment factor.

15.  These seven enlightenment factors are the repetition (cultivation) of
deliverance of will by lovingkindness: deliverance of will by lovingkindness
is repeated (cultivated) by means of these seven enlightenment factors.
These seven enlightenment factors… [and so on as in §9]… well
equipped by means of these seven enlightenment factors.

16. These seven enlightenment factors are deliverance of will by lovingkindness’s
repetition (cultivation), development… [and so on as in §10]…[135] light it up.

17. When he sees rightly thus ‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe
and blissful’, then deliverance of will by lovingkindness is fortified by right
view. When he rightly directs [thought] onto [its object] thus… by right
thought. When he rightly embraces thus… by right speaking. When he
rightly originates thus… by right acting. When he rightly cleanses thus…
by right living. When he rightly exerts thus. .. by right effort. When he
rightly establishes thus… by right mindfulness. When he rightly concentrates
thus ‘Let all beings be free from enmity, safe and blissful’, then
deliverance of will by lovingkindness is fortified by right concentration.

18. These eight path factors are the repetition (cultivation) of deliverance
of will by lovingkindness: deliverance of will by lovingkindness is repeated
(cultivated) by means of these eight path factors. These eight path factors
… [and so on as in §9]… well equipped by means of these eight path
factors.

19. These eight path factors are deliverance of will by lovingkindness’s
repetition (cultivation), development… [and so on as in § I0]… [136]
light it up.

20. -32. [It is lovingkindness (metta) since it treats kindly (mettayati) in
these eight aspects, namely: by rejecting] in the case of all breathing
things… [and so on as in §§7-l9, substituting breathing things for
beings]…

33-45.   …in the case of all who are…
46-68.   …in the case of all persons…
59-71    …in the case of all who have a personality…
72-84.   …in the case of all women…
85-97.   …in the case of all men…
98-110.  …in the case of all Noble Ones…
111-123. …in the case of all who are not Noble Ones…
124-136. …in the case of all deities…
137-149  …in the case of all human beings…
150-163. …in the case of all in states of deprivation…

164-176  …in the case of (l) all beings in the eastern direction…
l77-289  …in the case of (2) all beings in the western direction…
(3) the northern direction… (4)-(10) the upper direction… [137]
290-302. …in the case of (l) all breathing things in the eastern
direction…(2)-(10) in the upper direction…
303-432. … in the case of (1) all in the eastern direction who are. .
(2)-(l0) in the upper direction…
433-562.  …in the case of (1)-(10) all persons in the eastern direction
…in the upper direction…
563-692.  … in the case of (1)-(10) all with a personality in the eastern
direction… in the upper direction…
693-822.  …in the case of (1)-(10) all women in the eastern direction
… in the upper direction…
823-952.  …in the case of (I)-(10) all men in the eastern direction. .
in the upper direction…
953-1082. …in the case of (1)-(10) all Noble Ones in the eastern
direction… in the upper direction… ‘
1083-1212. …in the case of (1)-(10) all not Noble Ones in the eastern
direction… in the upper direction.
l213-I342… . in the case of (1)-(1 O) all deities in the eastern direction
… in the upper direction…
I343-1472… . in the case of (1)-(10) all human beings in the eastern
direction… in the upper direction…
1473-1602. …in the case of (1)-(10) all in the states of deprivation in
the eastern direction… in the upper direction… [138-139].

End of Treatise on Lovingkindness.
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NOTE

1 P.T.S. text vol. ii, p. 132, II. 4 ff. read saddhindriyaparibhavita and similarly in
the cases of the other facul

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