4 Brahmaviharas

The Buddha’s primary heart teachings called the Sublime Attitudes, the Four Immeasurables, or Four Boundless Qualities.

  • Loving-kindness or goodwill (metta); Boundless love is the wish for all beings to have happiness and its causes
  • Compassion (karuna); Boundless compassion is the wish that all beings be free of pain and its causes
  • Empathetic Joy (mudita); Boundless joy is the delight in the happiness of all beings
  • Equanimity (upekkha); Recognition that all beings seek to be happy and free