Buddhist Prayer of the Day
Gatha Before Eating
The joys and pains of all beings
are present in the gift of this food.
Let us receive it in love
And in mindfulness of our sisters and brothers
among living beings of every kind
who are hungry or homeless,
sick or injured,
or suffering in any way.
Source: Blue Iris Sangha
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Through developing wisdom we can achieve awakening. The Buddhadharma is not about anything else; it is about accomplishing and perfecting one’s own character. When one has perfected one’s character, love and compassion will exist. Without them, we will suffer from resentment, unhappiness, and blame.
-Jamin Sunim, in Women’s Buddhism, Buddhism’s Women
Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations, edited by Josh Bartok. Reprinted with permission by arrangement with Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.
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