Just as water flowing in the streams and rivers fills the ocean, thus may all your moments of goodness touch and benefit all beings, those here now and those gone before.
May all your wishes be soon fulfilled as completely as the moon on a full-moon night, as successfully as from the Wish-Fulfilling Gem. May all dangers be averted; may all disease leave you.
May no obstacles come across your way and may you enjoy happiness and long life.
May those who are always respectful, honoring the way of the elders prosper in the four blessings of old age, beauty, happiness, and strength.
---adapted from the Pattamunodana, an ancient Buddhist text
Sunday, February 28, 2010
The Blessing Chant on a Full Moon Night
Here's something I'd like to share with my bloggy friends. It's one of the texts we're going to discuss at our next Society of Friends meeting on Tuesday night. It seems especially apt because in my part of the world tonight is the full moon.