My new favorite prayer...

Prayer for Liberation for Our Brother & Sister Animals
May all sentient beings in the animal realm
subject to unbearable pain in labs throughout the world
be free from suffering.
May alternatives to animal experimentation and testing
be used immediately.
May Bodhicitta fill the hearts of those who imprison them.
May all sentient beings from the animal realm
who suffer endless days, months, years locked in tiny cages
unable to move, be filled with peace and calm.
May the many billions waiting in slaughterhouse lines be free of fear.
May the hearts of those who work in abattoirs
be filled with Bodhicitta so the very thought of harm is purified.
May they never kill again and may the slaughterhouse lines become immediately empty.
May no animal be afraid or depressed.
May their bodies be free of injuries, disease and illness.
May those who need homes, or who have been driven from them
find shelter, plentiful food & water. May there be liberation for those
tortured for fur, entertainment or who are hunted.
May those who believe they are superior to our brother & sister animals
develop perfect equanimity.
And may they realise in their hearts that all sentient beings possess Buddha nature.
And they are not ours to kill or exploit.
May the many billions of land and sea dwelling sentient beings
who are abused, exploited and killed due to greed, hatred and ignorance
be free of suffering.
May they experience complete and perfect enlightenment,
through the virtue of my efforts and prayers.
May I be a voice for the voiceless.
In short, may all human and non-human sentient beings live together
in harmony, peace and equanimity
and achieve perfect Enlightenment quickly.
Composed Feb 14, 2007 by Liberation for Our Brother & Sister Animals

1 comment:

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful prayer! Mom loves the gorgeous pink tulip too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch