Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A prayer

May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food;
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.

May the forlorn find hope,
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.

May those whose bodies are worn with toil
Be restored on finding repose;
May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.

May the poor find wealth,
And those bound be freed;
May the powerless find power
And may people think of benefiting each other.
Adapted from chapter ten of Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara

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