metta, how does it work?

Wet Paint, modified 12 Years ago.

metta, how does it work?

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Hi All,

A close friend of mine had an accident few days ago which made me think more about the metta meditation.

I understand it in a generic way. But here are my questions:

1. Is it based on faith that it works, or is there experiential evidence?
2. do I have to be in close proximity to the object of meditation to work?
3. Is it related to the energy flow? If so, how does it work from a distance?

My personal experience is only with my wife and kids when they're close to me. When I feel my love for them, I feel the energy in my body flowing towards them. They even start to have something like spasms if they're sleeping. I'm not sure though if they actually benefit from that.

Amr