May I be the doctor and the medicine
and may I be the nurse
for all sick beings in the world
until everyone is healed.
May a rain of food and drink descend
to clear away the pain of thirst and hunger
and during the aeon of famine
may I myself change into food and drink.
May I become an inexhaustible treasure
for those who are poor and destitute;
may I turn into all things they could need
and may these be placed close beside them.
A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life