Whatever beings there may be,
weak or strong, long, medium sized or short,
large or small, seen & unseen,
near & far, those born & those seeking birth
May all beings be well and happy
And let one cultivate a heart of loving kindness
towards the whole world, above, below and access
unhindered, without ill-will, without enmity
While standing, walking, sitting or lying down
let one keep to this mindfulness,
This they say is the highest living.
Not falling into wrong views, virtuous
Endowed with insight,
Having discarded sense desires, surely
One will never be reborn in a womb.
Abridged from the Metta Sutta.