Just as a mother would protect
with her life her own son, her only son,
so one should cultivate an unbounded mind toward all beings,
and loving-kindness toward all the world.
one should cultivate an unbounded mind,
above and below and across,
standing, or going, or seated or lying down,
as long as one is free from drowsiness,
one should practice this mindfulness.
this, they say,
is the holy state here.