The seeker who sets out upon the way
Shines bright over the world.
But day and night,
The man who is awake
Shines the radiance of the spirit.
Do your work,
Like the moon,
Come out from behind the clouds!
-from the Dhammapada,
translated by Thomas Byrom
"The future is a notion. The future is made up of only one substance, the present. If you are taking good care of the present moment, why do you have to worry about the future? By taking care of the present, you are doing everything you can to assure a good future.
Is there anything else you can do?
Live the present moment in such a way that peace and joy may be possible here and now--
That love and understanding may be possible. Dwelling happily and peacefully is the best thing we can do to ensure peace and happiness in the future."
-Thich Nhat Hanh, Listening Deeply For Peace
May all beings be happy.
May they live in safety and joy.
May all living beings,
whether weak, strong, tall, stout, average or short,
near or far, seen or unseen, born or to be born,
May they all be happy.
Let no one decieve another or despise any being in any state,
let none by anger and hatred wish to harm another.
As a mother watches over her child,
willing to risk her life to protect her only child,
so should one cherish all living beings,
suffusing the whole world with unobstructed loving-kindness...
-From the Metta-Sutta
To all Buddhists and non-buddhists alike; friends, relatives, and all beings of every culture, faith and creed everywhere: may you travel your life's path with peace and compassion, and may the blessings of love and friendship always light your way.