“A noble one produces an abundance of merit by having a compassionate mind towards all living beings.”

“A noble one produces an abundance of merit by having a compassionate mind towards all living beings.”

This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from John Ireland’s translation of the Itivuttika.

If with an uncorrupted mind
He pervades just one being
With loving kindly thoughts,
He makes some merit thereby.

But a noble one produces
An abundance of merit
By having a compassionate mind
Towards all living beings.

“A noble one produces an abundance of merit by having a compassionate mind towards all living beings.”—The Buddha Share on X