May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness; May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow; May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless; And may all live in equanimity, without too much attachment and too much aversion, And live believing in the equality of all that lives.
May I be a protector to those without protection, A leader for those who journey, And a boat, a bridge, a passage For those desiring the further shore. May the pain of every living creature Be completely cleared away. May I be the doctor and the medicine And may I be the nurse For all sick beings in the world Until everyone is healed. Just like space And the great elements such as earth, May I always support the life Of all the boundless creatures. And until they pass away from pain May I also be the source of life For all the realms of varied beings That reach unto the ends of space.
I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. I am of the nature to have ill-health. There is no way to escape having ill-health. I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death. All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them. My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.
When you pray you are speaking to God, meditate, still your mind, and then you can hear God. Only when your mind becomes still can you get clarity.
You are father of the world, of animate and inanimate things; its venerable teacher, most worthy of worship, without equal. Where in all three worlds is another to match your extraordinary power?
I bow to you, I prostrate my body, I beg you to be gracious worshipful Lord; as a father to a son, a friend to a friend, a lover to a beloved, O God, bear with me.
O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love! Salutations and prostrations unto Thee. You are Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. You are the Indweller of all beings.
Grant us an understanding heart, Equal vision, balanced mind, Faith, devotion and wisdom. Grant us inner spiritual strength To resist temptations and to control the mind. Free us from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and jealousy. Fill our hearts with divine virtues.
Let us behold you in all these names and forms. Let us serve you in all these names and forms. Let us ever remember you. Let us ever sing your glories. Let your Name be ever on our lips. Let us abide in you for ever and ever.