Langri Thanpa (Kadampa)
By thinking of all sentient beings
As even better than the wish-granting gem
For accomplishing the highest aim
May I always consider them precious
Wherever I go, with whomever I go
May I see myself as less than all others,
And from the depth of my heart
May I consider them supremely precious.
May I examine my mind in all actions
And as soon as a negative state occurs,
Since it endangers myself and others,
May I firmly face and avert it.
When I see beings of a negative disposition
Or those oppressed by negativity or pain,
May I, as if finding a treasure,
Consider them precious, for they are rarely met.
Whenever others, due to their jealousy,
Revile and treat me in unjust ways,
May I accept this defeat myself,
And offer the victory to others.
When someone whom I have helped
Or in whom I have placed great hope
Harms me with great injustice,
May I see that one as a sacred friend.
In short, may I offer both directly and indirectly
All joy and benefit to all beings, my mothers,
And may I myself secretly take on
All of their hurt and suffering.
May they not be defiled by the concepts
Of the eight worldly concerns
And aware that all things are illusory
May they, ungrasping, be free from bondage.