The Bodhicaryāvatāra

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Śāntideva
Oxford University Press, -4712-01-01
Ryan Melogy 9 months ago
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind, obtain an ocean of happiness and joy, may their mundane happiness never decline, and may all of them uninterruptedly receive waves of joy / May those feeble with cold find warmth, and may those oppressed with heat be cooled by the boundless waters that pour forth from the clouds / May all animals be free from fear of being eaten by one another / May the blind see forms, may the deaf hear sounds, may pregnant women give birth without any pain / May the naked find clothing, the hungry find food: may the forlorn find new hope, constant happiness and prosperity / May all who are sick and ill quickly be freed from their illnesses, and may every disease in the world never occur again / May the 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 all travelers find happiness everywhere they go, and without any effort may they accomplish whatever they set out to do / May the troubled wanderers who have lost their way meet with fellow travelers, and without any fear of thieves and tigers, may their going be easy and without any fatigue / May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wildernesses, the children, the aged, the unprotected, those stupefied and insane, be guarded by beneficent celestials / May those who sail in ships and boats obtain whatever they wish for, and having safely returned to the shore may they joyfully reunite with their relatives / May all embodied creatures uninterruptedly hear the sound of Dharma issuing from birds and trees, beams of light, and even space itself / May kings act in accordance with Dharma and the people of the world always prosper