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11/24 Shantideva’s Prayer

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A wish on Thanksgiving Day….for all beings everywhere

“The Four Immeasurables”

May all beings have happiness and its causes

May all being be free of suffering and its causes

May all sentient beings not be separated from sorrowless bliss

May all beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger

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Shantideva was a Buddhist monk, scholar and poet who lived in the 8th Century.  I’ve read that  Shantideva’s Prayer is a daily prayer of HHDalai Lama.  I think the  longing, compassion, love, kindness and aspiration expressed in this prayer are exquisitely beautiful.  Post added by Kathy

This is one of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s favourite prayers, extracted from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by Shantideva, a Buddhist master from the monastic university of Nalanda, India and composed in the eighth century of the Christian era” FPMT brochure.

One response

  1. You’re very welcome…

    December 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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