A Little Variation on the Four Immeasurables That I Like to Meditate On

By Erick Tsiknopoulos

Love: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all sentient beings had happiness and the causes of happiness? May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness. I, myself, will cause all sentient beings to have happiness and the causes of happiness. I pray to all the Gurus, all the Buddhas, and all the Bodhisattvas of the ten directions and three times: Please help me to accomplish just that.

Shakyamuni Buddha’s Mantra:
OM MUNE MUNE MAHAMUNAYE SOHA (as many times as you like)

Compassion: Wouldn’t it wonderful if all sentient beings were free from suffering and the causes of suffering? May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. I, myself, will cause all sentient beings to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. I pray to all the Gurus, all the Buddhas, and all the Bodhisattvas of the ten directions and three times: Please help me to accomplish just that.

OM MUNE MUNE MAHAMUNAYE SOHA

Sympathetic Rejoicing: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all sentient beings were never separate from sublime joy? May all sentient beings never be separate from sublime joy. I, myself, will cause all sentient beings to never be separate from sublime joy. I pray to all the Gurus, all the Buddhas, and all the Bodhisattvas of the ten directions and three times: Please help me to accomplish just that.

OM MUNE MUNE MAHAMUNAYE SOHA

Equanimity: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all sentient beings were resting in boundless equanimity, free from bias, attachment, and aversion? May all sentient beings rest in boundless equanimity, free from bias, attachment, and aversion. I, myself, will cause all sentient beings to rest in boundless equanimity, free from bias, attachment, and aversion. I pray to all the Gurus, all the Buddhas, and all the Bodhisattvas of the ten directions and three times: Please help me to accomplish just that.

OM MUNE MUNE MAHAMUNAYE SOHA

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