Verses in English:
For all those ailing in the world,
Until their every sickness has been healed,
May I myself become for them
The doctor, nurse, the medicine itself.
Raining down a flood of food and drink, May I dispel the ills of thirst and famine.
And in the aeons marked by scarcity and want, May I myself appear as drink and sustenance.
For sentient beings, poor and destitute, May I become a treasure ever-plentiful,
And lie before them closely in their reach, A varied source of all that they might need.
May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, A guide for those who journey on the road.
For those who wish to cross the water, May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.
May I be an isle for those who yearn for land, A lamp for those who long for light;
For all who need a resting place, a bed; For those who need a servant, may I be their slave.
May I be the wishing jewel, the vase of wealth, A word of power and the supreme healing,
May I be the tree of miracles,
For every being the abundant cow.
Just like the earth and space itself
And all the other mighty elements, For boundless multitudes of beings
May I always be the ground of life, the source of varied sustenance.
Thus for everything that lives,
As far as are the limits of the sky,
May I be constantly their source of livelihood
Until they pass beyond all sorrow.