Great Prayer for World Peace
Compiled by Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden
May all living beings be adorned with love,
Compassion, joy and equanimity.
May they possess generosity, ethics,
Patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.
Thus by the virtue collected
Through all that I have done,
May the pain of every living being
Be completely cleared away.
May I be the doctor and the medicine
And may I be the nurse
For all sick beings in the world
Until everyone is healed.
May a rain of food and drink descend
To clear away the pain of thirst and hunger,
And during the aeon of famine
May I myself change into food and drink.
May I become an inexhaustible treasure
For those who are poor and destitute.
May I turn into all things they could need
And may these be placed close beside them.
Without any sense of loss
I shall give up my body and enjoyments
As well as all my virtues of the three times
For the sake of benefiting all.
May I be a protector for those without one,
A guide for all travellers on the way.
May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship
For all who wish to cross the water.
May I be an island for those who seek one
And a lamp for those desiring light,
May I be a bed for all who wish to rest
And a slave for all who want a slave.
Just like space
And the great elements such as earth,
May I always support the life
Of all the boundless creatures.
May the blind see forms,
May the deaf hear sounds,
And just as a rainbow arises naturally from space,
May pregnant women give birth without pain.
May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food;
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.
May the poor find wealth,
The weak with sorrow find joy.
May the forlorn find new hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.
May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their illness,
And may every disease in the world
Never occur again.
May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed.
May the powerless find power,
And may people think of benefiting one another.
May all sentient beings have all the stainless powers,
Freedom from all conditions of non-leisure,
Freedom of action
And good livelihood.
May embodied beings have a good complexion,
Good physique, great beauty, a pleasant appearance,
Freedom from disease,
Power and long life.
May I always be an object of enjoyment
For all sentient beings according to their wish
And without interference as are the earth,
Water, fire, wind, medicine and forests.
May I be as dear to sentient beings as their
Own life and may they be very dear to me.
May their negativities ripen for me
And all my virtues for them.
May I give profit and victory to others
And take loss and defeat for myself.
May I abandon selfishly cherishing myself
And continuously practice cherishing others.
As long as any sentient being
Anywhere has not been liberated,
May I remain in the world for their sake
Even though I have attained enlightenment.
May all worldly beings
Never experience war, fighting or conflict
And forever remain without bad conditions,
Such as earthquakes, disease or drought.
May peace pervade the hearts of all
That they ever abide in joy and abundance.
By the merits I have accumulated,
May every living being
Abandon all forms of evil
And continuously engage in virtue.
© Tibetan Buddhist Society
Prayer for the Long Life of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Gang ri ra wä kor wä zhing kham dir
Pän dang de wa ma lu jung wä nä
Chen re zig wang ten zin gya tso yi
Zhab pä zi tai bar du tan gyur chik
In the land encircled by snow mountains,
You are the source of all happiness and benefit;
All powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso,
Please remain until cyclic existence is ended.
Ge wa di yi kye bo kün
So nam ye she tsog dzog shing
So nam ye she lä jung wä
Dam pa ku nyi tob par shok
By this virtue, may all beings
Complete the collections of wisdom and merit,
And attain the two holy bodies
Arisen from wisdom and merit.
Jang chub sem chog rin po che
Ma kye pa nam kye gyur chig
Kye pa nyam pa me par ye
Gong nä gong du pel bar shok
May the precious superior mind of enlightenment
Be generated in those who have not yet generated it,
And not decrease in those who have developed it,
But increase continuously.