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September 20, 2001

We are obliged to cherish and protect this world,

The place we humans call our home.

So why pointlessly destroy any source

Of our world’s prosperity?

May the truth of all buddhas in the ten directions

Help bring an end to all such deluded actions.

May raising the attitude of love and compassion

Help peace and happiness spread throughout the world.

The way of all civilized people

Is to protect one’s life and precious body.

How pitiful to cast away and destroy it

In the delusion that it may be used as a weapon.

May the nectar of Truth, calm and soothing,

Completely pacify such violent intent.

May the attitude of love and compassion

Blossom in all people throughout the world.

The way of noble people is to help others

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