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.
For as long as the earth and sky endure,
May I assist until all living beings are awakened.

~ Shantideva

tree mirroring shantideva prayer

 

This Prayer is performed each morning by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 


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