May all beings everywhere

Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,

Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy

By virtue of my merits.


May no living creature suffer,

Commit evil or ever fall ill.

May no one be afraid or belittled,

With a mind weighed down by depression.


May the blind see forms

And the deaf hear sounds.

May those whose bodies are worn with toil,

Be restored on finding repose.


May the naked find clothing

The hungry find food

May the thirsty find water

And delicious drinks.


May the poor find wealth,

Those weak with sorrow find joy;

May the hopeless find hope,

Constant happiness and prosperity.


May there be timely rains

And bountiful harvests;

May all the medicines be effective

And wholesome prayers bear fruit.


May all who are sick and ill

Quickly be freed from their ailments.

Whatever diseases there are in the world,

May they never occur again.


May the frightened cease to be afraid

And those bound be freed;

May the powerless find power

And the people think of benefiting each other.


For as long as space remains,

For as long as sentient beings remain,

Until then may I too remain

To dispel the miseries of the world.      


extracted from Chapter 10 of the

'Bodhicharyavatara of Master Shantideva'