Prayer for Thursday

Quiet the mind,
and the soul will speak.”
~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

The sound of wonder, the sound which observes the cries of the world
The supreme sound, the sound of the rising tide
The sound which goes beyond the sound of ordinary life
We should be permanently mindful of all of these

Every moment of mindfulness without doubt
The purity of the being of Avalokita*
Is the place where we need to take refuge
In times of danger and the suffering of death

Let us bow deeply to one
Who has laid the causes for every possible happiness
Who looks on the world with eyes of love
Whose ocean of well-being cannot be measured.

(from The Lotus Sutra)

* Avalokita or Avalokiteśvara (“Lord who looks down”) is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have faith in the Universal Spirit and the Universal Spirit takes care of me.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)


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