May I be a light for those in need of light. May I be a bed for those in need of rest. May I be a servant for those in need of service, for all embodied beings.
How wonderful will it be when all beings experience each other as limbs on the one body of life.
Those who have no mental vigilance,Though they may hear the teachings, ponder them or meditate,With minds like water seeping from a leaking jug,Their learning will not settle in their memories.
My body, thus, and all my good besides, And all my merits gained and to be gained, I give them all away withholding nothing To bring about the benefit of beings.
All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself. All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.