Dating the metta sutta lang ru
This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech, Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied, Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful, Not proud or demanding in nature.Let them not do the slightest thing That the wise would later reprove.Wishing: In gladness and in safety, May all beings be at ease.
The Metta Sutta is found in the Sutta Piṭaka's fifth and final collection, Khuddaka Nikāya.
While none of these sources can lead to an incontrovertible conclusion as to this discourse's origins, they allow one to understand analytically some of the strengths and weaknesses of various hypotheses.
The Pali Canon is composed of three "baskets" or collections: discipline (Vinaya Piṭaka), discourses (Sutta Piṭaka), and analysis (Abhidhamma Piṭaka). According to the texts, during the Buddha's lifetime, discourses were memorized and recited with a complete recitation of all recalled discourses occurring soon after his death.
Monks of the Theravada school frequently chant the Metta Sutta.
The Theravada website, Access to Insight, provides a number of translations, including one by noted scholar Thanissaro Bhikkhu.