Karaniyam atthakusalenaYan tam santam padam abhisameccaSakko uju ca suju caSuvaco c'assa mudu anatimani
Who seeks to promote his welfare,Having glimpsed the state of perfect peace,Should be able, honest and upright,Gentle in speech, meek and not proud.
Santussako ca subharo caAppakicco ca sallahukavuttiSantindriyo ca nipako caAppagabbho kulesu ananugiddho
Contented, he ought to be easy to support,Not over-busy, and simple in living.Tranquil his senses, let him be prudent,And not brazen, nor fawning on families.
Na ca khuddam samacare kinciYena viññu pare upavadeyyumSukhino va khemino hontuSabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta
Also, he must refrain from any actionThat gives the wise reason to reprove him.(Then let him cultivate the thought:)May all be well and secure,May all beings be happy!
Ye keci panabhut'atthiTasa va thavara va anavasesaDigha va ye mahanta vaMajjhima rassakanukathula
Whatever living creatures there be,Without exception, weak or strong,Long, huge or middle-sized,Or short, minute or bulky,
Dittha va yeva aditthaYe ca dure vasanti avidureBhuta va sambhavesi vaSabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta
Whether visible or invisible,And those living far or near,The born and those seeking birth,May all beings be happy!
Na paro param nikubbethaNatimaññetha katthacinam kanciByarosana patighasaññaNaññamaññassa dukkham iccheyya
Let none deceive or decry His fellow anywhere;Let none wish others harm In resentment or in hate.
Mata yatha niyam puttamAyusa ekaputtam anurakkheEvampi sabbabhutesuManasam bhavaye aparimanam
Just as with her own life A mother shields from hurt Her own son, her only child, Let all-embracing thoughts For all beings be yours.
Mettañ ca sabba-lokasmimManasam bhavaye aparimanamUddham adho ca tiriyancaAsambadham averam asapattam
Cultivate an all-embracing mind of loveFor all throughout the universe,In all its height, depth and breadth — Love that is untroubledAnd beyond hatred or enmity.
Titthañ caram nisinno vaSayano va yavat'assa vigatamiddhoEtam satim adhittheyyaBrahmam etam viharam idhamahu
As you stand, walk, sit or lie,So long as you are awake,Pursue this awareness with your might:It is deemed the Divine State here.
Ditthiñca anupagamma silavaDassanena sampannoKamesu vineyya gedhamNa hi jatu gabbhaseyyam punar eti'ti
Holding no more to wrong beliefs,With virtue and vision of the ultimate,And having overcome all sensual desire,Never in a womb is one born again.