Wisdom to Embody

May I become at all times both now and forever:

A protector for those without protection;

A guide for those who have lost their way;

A ship for those with oceans to cross;

A bridge for those with rivers to cross;

A sanctuary for those in danger;

A lamp for those without a light;

A place of refuge for those who lack shelter;

And, a servant-leader for all those in need.

~ Shantideva (8th Century)