A World-Encompassing Meditation

There are those who enjoy
sufficiency, comfort, security,
health, a light heart,
companionship, and freedom of opportunity.
And there are those who are
drowning in suffering, alone, disconnected.

The Awakened
exist in a state of peace
with themselves,
with their environment,
and with others.
They have defeated defilement
and express universal goodwill:

May all beings be free from suffering.
From the highest plane of existence to the lowest,
may they be free from affliction and hate.
May they be free from pain and danger.
May all beings bask in the light of peace, within and without.

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