Buddhist Prayer of the Day
Pledge to Dispel the Misery of the World
With the wish to free all beings
I will always go for refuge
To the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
Until the attainment of full Enlightenment
Enthused by Compassion and Wisdom
Today in the Buddha's presence
I generate the Mind of Enlightenment
For the benefit of all sentient beings
For as long as space endures
And for as long as living beings remain,
Until then may I too abide
To dispel the misery of the world.
- Shantideva, 8th century Buddhist monk
Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva
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