Saturday, October 9, 2010


~Buddhist Prayer For Peace~

May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those 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 those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wilderness–
the children, the aged,
the unprotected–
be guarded by beneficial celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

Evoking the presence of the great compassion,
let us fill our hearts with our own compassion–
towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Let us pray that all living beings realize
that they are all brothers and sisters,
all nourished from the same source of life.