"May the pain of every living creature Be completely cleared away. May I be the doctor and the medicine And may I be the nurse For all sick beings in the world Until everyone is healed."
"May I be protector for those without one, A guide for all travellers on the way; May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship For all who wish to cross (the water)."
"May I be an island for those who seek one And a lamp for those desiring light, May I be a bed for all who wish to rest And a slave for all who want a slave."
"May all who say bad things to me Or cause me any other harm, And those who mock and insult me Have the fortune to fully awaken."
"Just like space And the great elements such as earth, May I always support the life Of all the boundless creatures."
"Therefore having thought about this well, I should try to put these precepts into practice just as they have been explained. If the doctor's instructions are ignored, How will a patient in need of cure be healed by his medicines?"
"There is nothing to fear other than my mind."
"The knower of reality has said That even if recitation and physical hardships Are practised for long periods of time, They will be meaningless if the mind is distracted elsewhere."
"Unruly beings are as (unlimited) as space: They cannot possibly all be overcome, But if I overcome thoughts of anger alone This will be equivalent to vanquishing all foes."
"Just like a blindman Discovering a jewel in a heap of rubbish, Likewise by some coincidence An Awakening Mind has been born within me."