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Metta Prayer
Universal Love Prayer

  Universal Love Prayer

        from the Metta Sutta


 

May all beings be filled with joy and peace.  
May all beings everywhere,  
The strong and the weak,  
The great and the small,  
The mean and the powerful,  
The short and the long,  
the subtle and the gross:  
 
May all beings everywhere,  
Seen and unseen,  
Dwelling far off or nearby,  
Being or waiting to become:  
May all be filled with lasting joy.  
 
Let no one deceive another,  
Let no one anywhere despise another,  
Let no one out of anger or resentment  
Wish suffering on anyone at all.  
 
Just as a mother with her own life
Protects her child, her only child, from harm,  
So within yourself let grow  
A boundless love for all creatures.  
 
Let your love flow outward through the universe,  
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,  
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.  
 
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,  
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;  
Your life will bring heaven to earth.

Namu Amida Buddha.

 

Metta Karuna Prayer

 


Oneness of Life and Light,
Entrusting in your Great Compassion,
May you shed the foolishness in myself,
Transforming me into a conduit of Love.
May I be a medicine for the sick and weary,
Nursing their afflictions until they are cured;
May I become food and drink,

During time of famine,
May I protect the helpless and the poor,
May I be a lamp,

For those who need your Light,
May I be a bed for those who need rest,
and guide all seekers to the Other Shore.
May all find happiness through my actions,
and let no one suffer because of me.
Whether they love or hate me,
Whether they hurt or wrong me,
May they all realize true entrusting,
Through Other Power,
and realize Supreme Nirvana.
Namo Amida Buddha

 

 

Prayer of the Four Immeasurable Minds

 

Through the working of Great Compassion in their hearts,

 

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness,

 

May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow;

 

May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless;

 

May all come to peace without too much attachment and too much aversion,

And live believing in the equality of all beings.

 

Namu Amida Butsu.

 

 

Universal Love Prayer in Spanish

Rezo del Amor Universal

 

Que todos los seres que existen,

débiles o fuertes,

largos, grandes, medianos

bajos, pequeños o gruesos,

 

Que todos los seres que existen,

conocidos o desconocidos,

cercanos o lejanos,

nacidos o por nacer,

Que todos los seres sin excepción estén felices.

 

Que nadie engañe ni desprecie a otra persona en ningún lugar;

Que no desee el daño de los demás con enojo.

Así como una madre protege a su única hija o hijo a costa de su propia vida,

De la misma forma uno debe cultivar un corazón sin límites hacia todos los seres.

 

Que los pensamientos de amor llenen todo el mundo,

Arriba, abajo y a lo largo;

Sin ninguna obstrucción, sin odio, sin enemistad.

Parada, caminando, sentada o acostada, mientras despierta,

Una debe cultivar esta meditación de amor.

Su vida traerá el cielo a la Tierra.

 

 

 

The above Buddhist prayers were adapted by Senpai Sensei, the Senior Teacher and founder of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut.