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.
A voice of plenty, a tree of miracles.
And for the boundless multitudes of living begins
May I bring sustenance and awakening,
Enduring like earth and sky,
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.
By: Shantideva as translated by the Dalai Lama