May all mother sentient beings, boundless, as the sky, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.
~ Daily Four Immeasurable Prayer
In the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha most excellent.
I take refuge until enlightenment is reached.
By the merit of generosity and other good deeds,
May I attain Buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings!
~ Refuge Prayer
Just as a small child
Gradually develops its body and strength,
Dharma is in that same way,
From the steps of entering in the beginning
Up until the complete perfection. ~ Buddha
To abandon what is harmful, to adopt what is wholesome, to purify the heart and mind: This is the teaching of the Buddha. ~ The Buddha
Turn your mind away from things which are not permanent. – Buddha
Who ranks as the highest? One who does not harm anything. One who never retaliates. One who is always at peace regardless of the other person’s disposition. – Buddha
The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering, alone experience Nirvana, the incomparable freedom from bondage. – Buddha