What should be done by one with skill in good, the state of peace to have attained is this: He should be capable, upright, perfectly upright, obedient, gentle and not proud.
Contented, easily looked after, with few duties, simple in livelihood, serene in senses, prudent and modest, not fawning upon family.
He should not do even the slightest thing, which other wise-man might deplore. (He must contemplate thus). May all sentient beings be cheerful and be endowed with happy and secured life.
Whatever living creatures there be, with no exception, weak or strong, long, huge or middle-sized, or short, minute or bulky.
Those seen (visible) or those unseen (not visible), those who live far or near, those who are already born or to be born. May all these beings be happy.
May no one deceive another nor despise anyone in any place, through anger and hatred. May not one desire suffering for each other.
Just as a mother would protect her baby, the only child with her own life, even so towards all beings, let one cultivate the boundless spirit of love.
Let thoughts of boundless love pervade the whole world, above, below and across without any obstruction, without any hatred and enmity.
Whether he stands, walks, sits or lies down, as long as he is awake, he should develop this mindfulness. This, they say is the Brahma (holy) living.
Without resorting to (false) views, being virtuous, endowed with insight, removing greed for sensual pleasures, he will surely come never again to be born in any womb.