The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Aspiration

Source: Aspiration | Great Middle Way 

Aug 15, 2017

image002May no living creature suffer, commit evil or ever fall ill.

May no one be afraid or belittled, with a mind weighed by depression.

May the blind see forms and the deaf hear sounds.

May those who are worn with toil be restored on finding repose.

May the naked find clothing and the hungry find food.

May the thirsty find water and delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth and those weak with sorrow find joy.

May the forlorn find courage, constant happiness and prosperity.

May all who are sick and ill quickly be freed from their ailments.

Whatever illness there is in the world, may it never occur again.

May the frightened cease to be afraid and those bound be freed.

May the powerless find power and may all sentient beings wish to benefit each other.

Just like space and the great elements, such as earth,

may I always support the life of all the boundless beings.

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.

—Shantideva

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