Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika
The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom
Since I went forth
From home into homelessness
I have not been aware of having
Any ignoble or hateful thoughts, such as:
“May they be killed, may they be slaughtered
May they come to harm.”
Such thoughts have not crossed my mind
For a long time.
On the contrary, I am aware of thoughts of love.
Practised in due order
As taught by the Buddha.
I am a friend to all, a helper to all,
Sympathetic to all beings.
I develop a mind full of love
And delight always in harmlessness
I gladden my mind
Which is immovable and unshakable.
I develop the divine states
Not cultivated by evil men.