17 August 2010

Contemplation: Firm Resolve

After reviewing the method we use for practicing contemplation in our sangha, take this as your object of contemplation:

To satisfy the needs of beings
Dwelling in the ten directions, to the margins of the sky,
May I reflect in every deed
The perfect exploits of Manjushri.

And now as long as space endures,
As long as there are beings to be found,
May I continue likewise to remain
To drive away the sorrows of the world.

(Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva, Padmakara Translation, p. 169)

May all beings enjoy the merits of this practice.

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