The Four Brahma Viharas

the four brahma viharas

The Four Brahma Viharas The Brahma Viharas are four qualities or Buddhist virtues that are cultivated with meditation practices.  These qualities of the mind and heart are cultivated using mindfulness and insight meditation. In this article I will go over what each of the Brahma Viharas are and what they mean for Buddhists.  I also include passages from the Buddhist sutras that are relevant to the Four Brahma Viharas. Etymology Brahma Vihara is Pali term that is commonly translated as “divine abodes” or “the sublime abodes of Brahma”.  The word brahma means “highest, superior” and the word vihara means “to … Continue reading