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Buddhist Prayers for Peace

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.

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.

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.

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11:46AM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Thank You.

9:44PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

Thanx for sharing ;0)

4:41AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Thanks for the beautiful prayers.

3:33AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

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 :-)

2:02PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

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.

4:20AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Good article, thank you

6:52AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012


2:21AM PDT on May 18, 2012

Great article, thanks for sharing

1:37AM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Beautiful. May all attain Buddhahood. Thanks.

8:18PM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

So Nice. Thank you.

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