Buddhist compassion meditation practices changed dramatically during the millennium from the Buddha’s lifetime to the lifetimes of some of his most famous commentators. Using a paper by the gifted scholar Anālayo as a guide, we will look at the earliest recorded compassion practices and at practices found in works by the later philosophers and commentators Buddhaghosa and Vasubandhu.
Anālayo “Compassion in the Āgamas and Nikāyas“.
Subha Sutta (MN 99.24)
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