[The Buddha] used to make monks and laypeople alike practice a certain discipline called the “immeasurables,” because it made you bigger. You sat and you sent out waves of benevolence and good wishes to the whole world, not excluding anyone from your radius of benevolence. It’s a radius. You have to start off when you’re totally thinking soupy, wonderful things about people far off in other continents, for example, and if you’re not getting on with your colleagues or your ex-wife or various other difficulties, you’ve got to think well of them. As you do so, the Buddha said, as you move out and beyond, you will find an enlargement, a transcendence. They will find that they were imbued with abundant, exalted, measureless loving kindness. And they will for a moment experience an ecstasy that takes them out of themselves above, below, around, and everywhere.