Wednesday, April 03, 2013




These two powerful Buddhist prayers have
given inspiration and inner peace to
countless humans throughout the ages.

Reading them--and letting them into our
hearts--may be a first step toward world
peace.

I
May all beings everywhere plagued with
sufferings of body and mind quickly be
freed from their illnesses.

May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.

May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one
another.

May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wilderness--
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficial celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

II
Evoking the presence of the great compassion,
let us fill our hearts with our own compassion--
towards ourselves and towards all living
beings.

Let us pray that all living beings realize
that they are all brothers and sisters,
all nourished from the same source of life. 


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