Friday, July 11, 2008

Buddhist Prayer for Animal Liberation

May all sentient beings in the animal realm
subject to unbearable pain in labs throughout the world 
be free from suffering. 
May alternatives to animal experimentation and testing 
be used immediately.
May Bodhicitta fill the hearts of those who imprison them. 
May all sentient beings from the animal realm 
who suffer endless days, months, years 
locked in tiny cages unable to move, be filled with peace and calm.
May the many billions waiting in slaughterhouse lines be free of fear.
May the hearts of those who work in abattoirs 
be filled with Bodhicitta so the very thought of harm is purified. 
May they never kill again and may the slaughterhouse lines become immediately empty. 
May no animal be afraid or depressed.
May their bodies be free of injuries, disease an d illness.
May those who need homes, or who have been driven from them 
find shelter, plentiful food & water. 
May there be liberation for those 
tortured for fur, entertainment or who are hunted.

May those who believe they are superior to our brother & sister animals 
develop perfect equanimity.
And may they realise in their hearts 
that all sentient beings possess Buddha nature
And they are not ours to kill or exploit. 
May the many billions of land and sea dwelling sentient beings 
who are abused, exploited and killed due to greed, hatred and ignorance 
be free of suffering
May they experience complete and perfect enlightenment, 
through the virtue of my efforts and prayers. 
May I be a voice for the voiceless. 
In short, may all human and non-human sentient beings 
live together in harmony, peace and equanimity 
and achieve perfect Enlightenment quickly.

Music by Choyling Drolma and Steve Tibbetts. - Songs "Chenrezig" "Padmesambava"

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