Sunday, August 26, 2012

Remembering the Reason

As the body whispers no more, my heart recites the Bodhisattva prayer with an even softer whisper

"May all the pain of every living being  Be wholly scattered and destroyed. For all those ailing in the world, Until their every sickness has been healed, May I myself become for them The doctor, nurse and medicine itself. My body, thus, and all my goods besides, And all my merits gained and to be gained, I give them all away withholding nothing To bring about the benefit of beings. May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, A guide for those who journey on the road. For those who wish to go across the water, May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge."

And cradles the body with a reason to believe.

No comments:

Post a Comment