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Reflections 

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M</FONT>ay I abide

in well-being,

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  in freedom from affliction,

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  in freedom from hostility,

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  in freedom from ill-will,

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  in freedom from anxiety,

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  and may I maintain well-being in myself.

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M</FONT>ay everyone 

abide in well-being,

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  in freedom from hostility,

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  in freedom from ill-will

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  in freedom from anxiety,

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  and may they maintain well-being in themselves,

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M</FONT>ay all 

beings be released from all suffering

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  and may they not be parted from

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  the good fortune they have attained.

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W</FONT>hen 

they act upon intention

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  all beings are the owners of their action,

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  and inherit its results.

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T</FONT>heir future is born from

such action,

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  companion to such action,

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  and its results will be their home.

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A</FONT>ll actions with intention,

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  be they skilful ar harmful;

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  of such acts, they will be the heirs.

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