Seeing All As Lovable

This graph is funny yet generally true!
Perhaps the Buddha already knew this,
which is why he specifically used the number of legs
of an animal/insect to remind us
of how our loving-kindness (metta) should encompass all!

May I have metta toward the footless [eg. snakes and worms]
And toward bipeds [eg. two-legged animals] too, my metta may I have
May I have metta toward the quadrupeds [eg. four-legged animals]
And toward the many footed [eg. insects, prawns etc.] also, metta may I have.

– The Buddha (Ahi Sutta)

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To Be Pests to Pests or Friends to Friends?
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheDailyEnlightenment/message/566