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The Four Sublime States

By Thera, Nyanaponika

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Title: The Four Sublime States  
Author: Thera, Nyanaponika
Language: English
Subject: Religion, Buddhism, Buddhism and literature
Collections: BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network
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Excerpt: The Lord Buddha singles out four mental qualities as important for cultivation. He describes them as noble, lofty, and sublime and strongly encourages their development. they can transform our lives and the world giving beauty, joy, and meaning.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Four Sublime States, 5 -- Introduction, 7 -- The Basic Passage On The Four Sublime States, 13 -- I, 13 -- Ii, 13 -- Iii, 13 -- Iv, 14 -- Contemplation On The Four Sublime States, 14 -- I. Love (Me??), 14 -- Ii. Compassion (Karu??), 16 -- Iii. Sympathetic Joy (Mudit?), 18 -- Iv. Equanimity (Upekkh?), 20 -- The Inter-Relations of The Four Sublime States, 24 -- The Simile of The Saw *, 30


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