The Path of Light (Buddhist)

From The Path of Light, by Santideva, c. 700 CE

May I become a medicine for a sick and their physician, their support until sickness come not again.

May I become an unfailing store for the wretched, and be first to supply them with their needs.

My own self and my pleasures, my righteous past, present and future, may I sacrifice without regard, in order to achieve the welfare of beings.

The Oxford Book of Prayer, ed. Appleton, p. 309

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