Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara Dedication Prayer

May all beings everywhere
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

My no living creature suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.

May the blind see forms
And the deaf hear sounds.
May those whose bodies are worn with toil,
Be restored on finding repose.

May the naked find clothing
The hungry find food
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May the hopeless find hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.

May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests;
May all the medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.

May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.

May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed;
May the powerless find power
And the people think of benefiting eachother.

For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world. 


2 Responses to “Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara Dedication Prayer”
  1. Sarah says:

    In this prayer, Shantideva dedicates his merits for the sustenance of countless beings, that they may be supplied with happiness, joy, well-being, warmth, health, and provided with food and drinks, clothes, wealth, and every amenity. Such is the immensity of Shantideva’s aspirational prayer.

  2. chi bui says:

    Shouldn’t it be “May no living creature suffer” instead of “My no living …” Is it a typo mistake?
    Thank you,

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