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Bodhisattva’s prayer

May I be

Bodhisattva's prayer

May I be a guard to those who are protectorless,
A guide to those who journey on the road,
To those who wish to cross the water,
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.

May I be an isle to those who yearn for land,
A lamp to those who long for light,
To all who need a resting place, a bed;
To those who need a servant, may I be of assistance.

May I be the wishing jewel, the vase of plenty,
A word of power and the supreme healing,
May I be the tree of miracles,
And for every being the source of abundance.

Just like the earth and all the elements
That endure as the sky itself endures,
For boundless multitudes of beings,
May I always be their ground and comfort.

Shantideva

About the author Walter

Walter lives and works in and around South Florida. When not practicing or studying acupuncture, you can find him at one of Miami’s beaches, or in a coffee shop lost in the pages of a good book. Walter enjoys diverse interests such as reading Tarot, practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi, learning Buddhist dharma, practicing shamanic healing, writing for his blogs, reading Oriental philosophy, traveling to new places and old favorites, exploring contemplative photography with his iPhone, sitting quietly in meditation, practicing healthy fitness, and promoting wellbeing.

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