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Maitrī is a Sanskrit word that means loving-kindness, or the better known "metta" in Pali. It is known as one of the four immeasurables in both Buddhist and Hindu systems, the latter being found in several Vedas. They are considered "immeasurable" because they are worth their weight in gold in a world that sells you dross as such on every proverbial corner, it seems. 

As with Karuna, or compassion, it is a virtue which can be practiced as part of one's spirituality. It obviously may require some effort. However, another approach (which I feel to be much more sustainable in the long run, and doesn't require reminders and artificial setups) is to do the healing necessary to experience this virtue. In Confucianism, you would practice the virtue out of a vacuum, as with Aristotle's system, while in Taoism and Plato's system, it would be more in alignment with karma and natural law flowing through you at any given time, whilst not getting stuck on the distinction between good and evil being right or wrong, but simply manifestations of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Incidentally, among David Lonebear Sanipass' Copper Scroll teachings, it is the first teaching to be shared, along with happiness and compassion. And we are very, very far from even understanding this first teaching. Since we live in a world that is predicated on fear and separation under the banner of the Wetiko virus, it stands to reason that we must first decondition ourselves wholly before we can even be loving and kind above and beyond being reminded to be such and such.

In due time, however, and as healing gets more and more accepted as alchemy, and simply as intentional, white magic to be forwarded to individuals, we might start to see a planet in full recuperation getting ready for the next golden age. Until that happens, there's obviously A LOT of work to be done on the healing front. Nothing has changed since Jesus told his disciples to head into cities and heal the sick. We are progressively getting sicker on all fronts, yet darkness was meant to spread over the planet to tail end this Kali Yuga... which makes for an interesting story, after all.

This t-shirt is dedicated to David and Jaclyn Sanipass and their stubborn work to spread the gospel of kindness.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US

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