Buddha Vacana (August 6, 2555)
Eleven advantages are to be looked for in the freedom of mind through the practice of love,
by making love grow,
by making much of it,
by making love a vehicle and basis,
by persisting in it,
by becoming familiar with it, and
by establishing it well.
One sleeps happily,
one wakes happily,
one has no bad dreams,
one is dear to both humans and non-humans*,
one is guarded by the gods,
fire, poison and swords do not affect one,
the mind concentrates quickly,
the complexion becomes radiant,
one dies without bewilderment,
and if one develops no further,
one will reach at least to the Brahma world.
Note. The importance and advantages of good love are known for many thousands years. In this Teaching, it is love (not dukkha) that is highlighted.
* this is counted as two -- to make eleven advantages.
Mr Sunthorn SR Rathmanus