10 June 2013

Contemplation: The Doctor, Nurse, and Medicine

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation:

For all those ailing in the world,
Until their every sickness has been healed,
May I myself become for them
The doctor, nurse, the medicine itself.

Raining down a flood of food and drink,
May I dispel the ills of thirst and famine.
And in the ages marked by scarcity and want,
May I myself appear as drink and sustenance.

Santideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva, p. 50

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