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Meditation in the Rain | by garlandcannon
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Meditation in the Rain

"Prayer of the Bodhisattva:

 

As long as space endures,

As long as sentient beings remain,

Until then, may I too remain

And dispel the miseries of the world.

 

Since the 8th century, this . . . stanza from Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara, or the"Way of the Bodhisattva" has been a source of inspiration for [those] who aspire to the bodhisattva ideal. It is the favorite prayer of the Dalai Lama . . . The bodhisattva vow, to remain in the world until every living being is free from suffering, is the never-ending compassionate intention that inspires . . . Buddhist practice." www.dharmacrafts.com/100xJE/2J140/shantidevas-prayer-brac... See also wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva_vows

 

Meditation in the rain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXye9fPaHbY

 

Please see my original, "Light and Shadow," at www.flickr.com/photos/garlandcannon/5365268744/

 

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Taken on January 25, 2011