BuddhismPray to put an end to hope and fear: If it's better for me to be ill, I pray for the blessing of illness. If it's better for me to recover, I pray for the blessing of recovery. If it's better for me to die, I pray for the blessing of death. The Great Path of Awakening - Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche - **All material on this site is c 1994-2003 All Rights Reserved. (Except where noted otherwise) 3.) "I now intensely cultivate universal love, wishing for all conscious beings only true happiness, fulfillment, peace and freedom from suffering. I experience great ecstatic joy at the very thought of conscious beings abiding forever in equanimity and bliss, free from every obvious fear and subtle anxiety. As universal love increases in this mind stream, harmful forces cannot affect me, and I become a protector of living beings . . ." - This prayer was composed by Karma Rangjung Kunchat - 1.) From that which we fear, make us fearless. O bounteous One, assist us with your aid. May the atmosphere we breathe breathe fearlessness into us: fearlessness on earth and fearlessness in heaven! May fearlessness surround us above and below! May we be without fear of friend or foe! May we be without fear of the known and the unknown! May we be without fear by night and by day! Let all the world be my friend! - From the Vedas - Artharda Veda XIX **Each asana the whole of yoga! c Copyright 2002 Tai Sheridan All Rights Reserved. Islam: 1.) "Those who believe in the Quran, (Muslims) and those who follow the Jewish Scriptures (Torah), the Christians (those who follow the Gospels) and the Sabians (followers of John the Baptist & Zorastrians), and any who believe in God and the Last Day and work righteousness - shall have their reward from their Lord [and] on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve." - Quran 2:62 - 2.) "O God! If I worship Thee in fear of hell, burn me in Hell, and if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise: but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, withhold not Thy Everlasting Beauty!" - Quote from an eighth-century Muslim Sufi mystic / "All praise belongs to Allah grant us in our lives peace and justice grant peace and justice to the world --Amin" - 1.) May we discover through pain and torment, the strength to live with grace and humor. May we discover through doubt and anguish, the strength to live with dignity and holiness. May we discover through suffering and fear, the strength to move toward healing. May it come to pass that we be restored to health and to vigor. May Life grant us wellness of body, spirit, and mind. And if this cannot be so, may we find in this transformation and passage moments of meaning, opportunities for love and the deep and gracious calm that comes when we allow ourselves to move on. - Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro - **All material on this site is c 1994-2003 All Rights Reserve. (Except where noted otherwise) 2.) Prayer for the Night Lord, accept me in penitence. Lord, abandon me not. Lord, lead me not into temptation. Lord, grant me good thoughts. Lord, grant me tears, the remembrance of death and compunction. Lord, grant me the thought of confessing my sins. Lord, grant me humility, chastity and obedience. Lord, grant me patience, courage and meekness. Lord, cause the root of good to dwell within me-Your fear in my heart. Lord, grant that I may love You with all my soul and mind and to do Your will in all things. Lord, protect me from certain people, demons and passions, and from any other unseemly thing. Lord, I know that You do as You will: may Your will be in me, a sinner, for You are blessed unto ages of ages. Amen. - **Copyright r 2000-2002 All rights reserved.Christianity: 1.) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. - Valley of Shadow of Death / **Each asana the whole of yoga! c Copyright 2002 Tai Sheridan All Rights Reserved. 2.) The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.Psalm 27: 1 - 3 - **All material on this site is c 1994-2003 All Rights Reserve. (Except where noted otherwise) Earth-based: 1.) I think over again my small adventures. My fears, Those small ones that seemed so big, For all the vital things I had to get and reach. And yet there is only one great thing, The only thing, To live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world. - Prayer At Time Of Adversity: An Inuit Indian Prayer - - Copyright c 1998-2002 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use. Last modified: December 05, 2001. All Rights Reserved.General: 1.) "Fear is useless Faith is necessary Love is everything!" Martin Sheen, actor and star of the award-winning television series "The West Wing" - 2.) "GRACE" Grant me that graceful moment in which pain becomes learning and tragedy, survivorship. Let my tears be as a river or a mighty sea floating my soul beyond this rocky shore. - Kate Robinson / Contributed by June Cotner, Noted Author of Many Books on Prayer. - **All material on this site is c 1994-2003 All Rights Reserved. (Except where noted otherwise)
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