Behind the name-
the meaning of MettaTech
MettaTech is derived from two areas I enjoy, the study and
reflection on buddhist thought, and technology.
The origination of Tech, is obvious, but how about Metta? Metta is
one of the Ten Perfections in Buddhism. Metta,
a term from the Pali language, the language used in early
kindness. It is said that, through the practice of Metta, one is able
to reach enlightenment, Nirvana, for the benefit of all sentient
The Metta Sutra (a Sutra is a teaching of the Buddha) is recited to
study, reflect upon, and generate the essence of Metta within oneself
A translation of the the Metta Sutra is below.
The Buddha's Words on Kindness
This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all beings be at ease!
Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.