“I am the protector of the unprotected and the caravan-leader for travellers. I have become the boat,…”

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“I am the protector of the unprotected and the caravan-leader for travellers. I have become the boat, the causeway, and the bridge for those who long to reach the further shore. May I be a light for those in need of light. May I be a bed for those in need of rest. May I be a servant for those in need of service, for all embodied beings.”

Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra, Crosby & Skilton tr. (3:17-18)

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