I see that this blog has gotten a number of hits in the past few days from people looking for something about the the new year. In fact I usually pay more attention to the Tibetan New Year which, based on a lunar calendar, occurs this year on February 11th. But to give something to anyone who does find their way to this page, here once again is Longchenpa’s prayer of compassion. Wishing you all good things in this coming year; peace and happiness, understanding and wisdom.
Longchenpa’s Prayer of Compassion
May the lives of ailing sentient beings be extended and made meaningful.
May those who are suffering from hunger or thirst obtain sustenance,
Those who are afflicted by external fears become fearless,
And everything that beings desire be granted exactly as they wish.
May all sentient beings do good and swiftly attain enlightenment.
May those in power rule with justice,
Governments be of service and ministers be endowed with wholesome qualities,
And the public remain in peace at all times.
May all sentient beings be free from all possible forms of suffering.
May they attain liberation,
Their minds free of unwholesome states,
And their time devoted to realizing their true nature.
May there be bountiful harvests in all the lands.
May there be no sickness or any threat to life,
No conflict between self and others,
And peace and prosperity everywhere.
May limitless sentient beings in the ten directions be free from suffering.
May whatever they put their mind to bear fruit,
And may they attain bliss
As a result of the merit accumulated from this prayer.