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* Karaniya Metta Sutta
* Refuge Blessing Chant
* Sakatva Blessing Chant
* A Little Gospel millenial Dhamma talk request

Eight Great Noble Thoughts

This Dhamma is for one who wants little, not for one who wants much.
This Dhamma is for one who is contented, not for one who is discontented.
This Dhamma is for one who loves seclusion, not for one who craves company.

This Dhamma is for one who is energetic, not for one who is lazy.
This Dhamma is for one who is mindful, not for one who is inattentive.
This Dhamma is for one who is composed, not for one who is restless.
This Dhamma is for one who is wise, not for one without wisdom.
This Dhamma is for one who delights in freedom from distraction,
not for one who is distracted.

– Anguttara VIII, 30

Meal Blessing

With a heart of gratitude, I reflect on this meal:
I give thanks to the earth, the sun, the wind and the rain,
And the hard work of all who produced, prepared, and offered it.
I consider it just like the body,
Made of mere elements, devoid of self.

Mindful and content,
I eat this food like a good medicine
Only to relieve feelings of hunger.
I consider my conduct and speech, and even my thoughts,
And commit to abandon what is unwholesome.
To purify the mind and awaken,
And to live with joy, kindness, wisdom, and compassion.

Four things return to one who gives the gift of food:
Long life, strength, beauty and happiness.