Welcome to Maitriveda. Maitri meaning ~ “friendship” “friendliness” benevolence” Veda ~ meaning “knowledge” or “study of”. Maitriveda is the study of the friendship and loving kindness to ourselves. Learn to live in harmony with your mind, body, soul & breath. Unite and embrace all the elements of you.
Yoga Sutra 1.33
Maitri karuna mudina upeksanam sukha dukha punya apunya visayanam bhavanatah cittaprasadanam.
Translation : Mind is purified by cultivating friendliness towards the happy, compassion towards the miserable, joy towards the virtuous and indifference towards the wicked.
When we see a person having success in life, wish them continued success.
When we see a person having difficulty in life, wish them compassion.
When we see a person having great virtue and pure, wish them joy.
When we see a person impure and evil, wish them good will.
maitri = friendliness, good will
karuna = compassion
mudita =gladness, joy, delight
upekshanam = indifference
sukha = happy, pleasure, joy
duhka = disagreeable, miserable
punya = virtuous, pure
apunya = impure, non-virtuous, evil
vishayanam = regarding those subjects
bhavantah = building, cultivating habits, developing attitudes of
chitta = mind
prasadanam = purified, clear, peace