With a commitment to accomplish
the highest welfare for all
(Who surpass my most precious ideals)
I will learn to hold them supremely dear
Whenever I associate with others, I will learn
to think of myself as the least among all,
And respectfully hold others as being supreme,
From the depth of my heart.
In all actions, I will learn to search into my own mind,
And as soon as an afflictive emotion arises,
enabling myself and others,
I will firmly face and avert it.
I will cherish beings of bad nature,
And those oppressed by strong negativity's and sufferings,
As if I had found a precious treasure
Very difficult to find.
When others, out of jealousy, treat me badly
With abuse, slander and so on,
I will learn to take all loss
And offer the victory to them.
When one whom I have benefited with great hope
Unreasonably hurts me very badly,
I will learn to view that person
As an excellent spiritual guide.
In short, I will learn to offer to everyone without exception
All help and happiness directly and indirectly,
And secretly take upon myself
All the harms and suffering of others.
I will learn to keep all these efforts
Undefiled by the stains of discursive conceptions,
And, by understanding all phenomena to be like illusions,
I will be released
adapted from the Tibetan (from the Indian)
inspired by a realization of the Shakyamuni Buddha