I wish for all the people of the world to cultivate and share loving kindness in the New Year. If there is no loving kindness, there will be armed conflicts and wars, which are not good for the world. So, please, cultivate and share loving kindness to ensure peace in the world.
This is the way to cultivate loving kindness, according to the Mitta Sutta:
‘May all beings be well and safe, may their hearts rejoice.
Whatever beings there are — weak or strong, long or short, big, medium-sized or small, subtle or gross, visible or invisible, residing near or far, those that have come to be or are yet to come, may all beings be joyful (without exception).
Let one not deceive nor despise another person. In anger and ill-will, let one not wish harm to others. Let one cultivate boundless thoughts of loving kindness towards all beings.’
I wish all the people in the world make use of the 11 ways of cultivating loving kindness for health, peace, and love in 2019.
(Translated by AMS)