Bodhisattva way of life

May I be a guard for those who need protection
 
A guide for those on the path
 
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
 
May I be a lamp in the darkness
 
A resting place for the weary
 
A healing medicine for all who are sick
 
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
 
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
 
May I bring sustenance and awakening
 
Enduring like the earth and sky
 
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
 
And all are awakened.
 
Shantideva, sixth-century?


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