mettā

Benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, good will.

It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras) of Loving-kindness (metta), Compassion (karuna), Appreciative Joy (mudita), and Equanimity (upekkha).

The compassion and universal loving-kindness concept of Metta is discussed in the Metta Sutta of Buddhism.

( pi: मेत्ता ; sa: maitrī मैत्री ; bo: ka drin བཀའ་དྲིན་ )