Buddhist Wish of Noble Sympathy:
May I be happy, may I maintain my happiness & live without any
May all beings be successful and happy: May they be of joyful mind,
all beings that breathe & have life.
Let all beings enjoy safety, contentment, ease & bliss.
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech.
Let no one by anger or hatred wish ill to his neighbor.
Even as a mother, at the risk of her own life, guards and protects her
so with a boundless heart of compassion, I venerate
all living beings
by permeating the entire universe with sympathy,
above, beneath & all around
without limit — compassion for the sorrows of
others, immeasurable joy in their joys.
Thus I cultivate an infinite Goodwill toward this whole world.
During all my waking hours I treasure this thought that this very way
of caring is
indeed the truly noblest behavior
in this whole wide world.
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions & controversies,
by acting blamelessly, be gifted with tranquility
& true insight.
Thus shall I subdue sense-pleasure urge & never again know
May this inspire all beings to fulfill the
conditions leading to Nirvana.
May all beings be thus utterly liberated &
released from suffering.
May all beings thus escape the dangers of ageing,
disease and death.