Shantideva

 
"May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,- A guide for those who journey on the road;
For those who wish to go across the water, – May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.-
 
 
 
 
"May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,- A guide for those who journey on the road;
For those who wish to go across the water, – May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.-
May I be an isle for those who yearn for landfall,- And a lamp for those who long for light;
For those who need a resting place, a bed, For all who need a servant, may I be a slave.
May I be the wishing jewel, the vase of plenty,A word of power, and the supreme remedy.
May I be the trees of miracles,And for every being, the abundant cow.
Like the great earth and the other elements,Enduring as the sky itself endures,
For the boundless multitude of living beings,May I be the ground and vessel of their life.
Thus, for every single thing that lives, In number like the boundless reaches of the sky,
May I be their sustenance and nourishment Until they pass beyond the bounds of suffering."
Shantideva
 
 
 
Mauy all beings benefit !
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