He, who has subdued his passions and desires,
Who has realized the secret of the Universe in entirety;
Who has discoursed upon the teachings of Right Path of Liberation
For the benefit of all in a quite unselfish manner;
Who is variously termed Buddha, Mahavira, Jina,
Hari, Hara, Brahma and Self;
In Him, imbued with deep devotion,
May this mind (of mine) eternally dwell!
Those who have no longings left for sense-produced pleasures;
Who are rich in the quality of equanimity?
Who are day and night engaged in encompassing
The good of all - their own as well as of others?
Who undergo the severe penance of self-effacement
Without flinching such Enlightened Saints;
Verily conquer the pain and misery of mundane existence!
May I always associate with such aforesaid Holy men;
May my mind be constantly occupied with their contemplation;
May the longing of my heart be always to treat in their footsteps;
May I also never cause pain to any living being;
May I never utter untruth; and
May I never covet the wealth or wife or husband of another!
May I ever drink the nectar of contentment!
With pride may I never be elated, angry may I feel with none;
The sight of another's luck may not make me envious with his lot:
May my desire be for dealings fair and straight, and
May my heart only delight in doing good to others
To the best of my abilities all the days of my life!
May I always entertain a feeling of friendliness for
All living beings in the world;
May the spring of sympathy in my heart be ever bubbling
For those in agony and affliction;
May I never feel angry with the vile, the vicious and wrongly-directed;
May there be such an adjustment of things
That I should always remain tranquil in dealing with them!
May my heart ever overflow with love at the sight of virtuous men;
May this mind of mine rejoice always in serving them to the utmost of its power;
May I be never ungrateful;
May jealousies never approach me;
May my longing be always for assimilating the virtues of other; and
May the eyes never alight on their faults!
Whether people speak of me well or ill;
Whether wealth comes to me or departs;
Whether I live to be hundreds of thousands of years old;
Or give up the ghost this day;
Whether any one hold out any kind of fear;
Or with worldly riches he tempts me;
In face of all these possible things
May my footsteps swerve not from the path of Truth!
With pleasure may the mind be not puffed up;
Let pain disturb it never;
May the awesome loneliness of a mountain, forest or river,
Or a burning place, never cause it shiver;
Unmoved, unshakable, in firmness may it grow adamantine;
And display true moral strength when parted
From the desired thing, or united with what is undesired!
May happiness be the lot of all;
May distress come near none;
Giving up hatred, sin and pride;
May the world pour forth one continuous eternal peal of delight;
May Dharma become the main topic of conversation in every household;
May evil cease to be easily wrought;
By increase of wisdom and merit of works,
May men realize the purpose of human life-Liberation (Moksha)!
May distress and suffering no longer exist;
May it rain in time;
May the king also be righteously inclined, and
Impartially administer justice to the subjects;
May disease, epidemics and famines cease;
May people live in peace;
May the exalted Ahimsa Dharma,
Religion of non-violence prevail;
And the Gospel of mercy, become the source of good to all!
May there be mutual love in the world;
May delusion dwell at a distance;
May no one ever utter unpleasant speech or words
That are harsh, with his tongue;
May men, heroes of the time,
Whole-heartedly work in their country's cause;
May all understand the Laws of Truth and
Joyfully sorrow and suffering endure!
Om, Peace, Shanti! Shanti! Shanti!
my prayer - shri jugal kishor mukhtyarji - 19th century