Guiding Principles

The principles guiding the work of the Aloka Foundation are:

Loving Kindness (Metta)

wishing that all, without exception, may experience happiness and find the causes of this happiness

Compassion (Karuna)

wishing that all, without exception, may be free from suffering and the causes of suffering

Altruistic Joy (Mudita)

rejoicing in the happiness and virtues of all and wishing all will continue to be happy and enjoy more happiness

Equanimity (Upekkha)

embracing the good, bad, loved, unloved, pleasant and unpleasant; being impartial to all

Reverence (Garavo ca)

feeling of esteem or respect for one or entity or specific actions, conduct, qualities

Humility (Nivato ca)

being modest, reverential, and never being arrogant, or contemptuous

Contentment (Santutthi ca)

experiencing satisfaction and being at ease in one’s situation

Gratitude (Katannuta)

having positive emotion of appreciation in acknowledgement of a benefit