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Vow to Drive Sorrow from the World

“May the naked now be clothed,And the hungry eat their fill. And may those parched with thirst receive Pure waters and delicious drink. May the poor and destitute find wealth, The haggard and the careworn joy. May confidence relieve those in despair And bring them steadfastness and every excellence. May every being ailing with disease Be freed at once from every malady. May all the sickness that afflicts the living Be instantly and permanently healed. May those who go in dread have no more fear. May captives be unchained and now set free. And may the weak receive their strength. May living being help each other in kindness. And as long as space endures, As long as there are beings to be found, May I continue likewise to remain To drive away the sorrow of the world.”

8th C, Indian Text

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