With the wish to free all beings,
I will always go for refuge
to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
until the attainment of full enlightenment.
Enthused by compassion and wisdom,
Today in the Buddha's presence,
I generate the mind of enlightenment
for the benefit of all sentient beings.
For as long as space endures
and as long as living beings remain,
until then may I, too,
abide to dispel the misery of the world.
Shantideva - 8th Century