The Awakening Mind

This is a chant mostly chanted in Vajrayana Buddhism, however, for any Mahayana (including Vajrayana) practitioner who aspires to be a Bodhisattva, this is a wonderful chant to recite (three times) before beginning any readings, ceremonies, or practices.  

With the wish to free all beings,
I shall always go for refuge
to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

until I reach the heart of awakening (or, until the attainment of full enlightenment).

Enthused by wisdom and compassion,
today in the Buddha’s presence
I generate the mind for Enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.

As long as space remains,
as long as sentient beings remain,

until then, may I too remain
and dispel the miseries of the world.

Smile and be well!

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