31 August 2006


May I be protector for those without one,
A guide for all travelers on the way;
A bridge, a boat and a ship
For all who wish to cross the water.

May I be an island for those who seek one
And a lamp for those wishing light,
A bed for all who wish to rest
And a servant for all who want a servant.

May I be a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
Powerful mantras and great medicine,
A wish-fulfilling tree
And a cow of plenty for the world.

Just like space
And the great elements such as earth,
May I always support the life
Of all the boundless creatures.

And until they turn away from suffering
May I also be the source of life
For all the realms of varied beings
That reach unto the ends of space.

[Bodhicaryavatara 3:18-22

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