Buddhist Prayers for Peace

These two powerful Buddhist prayers have given inspiration and inner peace to countless humans throughout the ages. Reading them–and letting them into our hearts–may be a first step toward world peace.

I
May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending
one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wilderness–
the children, the aged,
the unprotected–
be guarded by beneficial celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

II
Evoking the presence of the great compassion, let us fill our hearts with our own compassion–towards ourselves and towards all living beings.

Let us pray that all living beings realize that they are all brothers and sisters, all nourished from the same source of life.

Traditional.

53 comments

Julie Botsch
Julie Botsch3 years ago

Thank You.

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Michelle M.
Michelle M3 years ago

Thanx for sharing ;0)

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Laura Saxon
.4 years ago

Thanks for the beautiful prayers.

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage s4 years ago

ALL religion, spirituell and even science have elements of the way to goodness. They are divided BUT their background (bible, koran, "scientific wisdom" and all others) is very often the same :-)

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Paula G.
Paula G4 years ago

Nice prayer although I do not wish to be Buddah. However, all faiths have one thing in common. Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Ba'hai,,, all of them tell us that to be in good standing within that religion we must reach out to our enemies and make them our friends. We must look after our brothers and sisters as well as ourselves.

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Good article, thank you

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Abbe A.
Azaima A4 years ago

beautiful

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Great article, thanks for sharing

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Beautiful. May all attain Buddhahood. Thanks.

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Carole R.
Carole R5 years ago

So Nice. Thank you.

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