Little Prayer to Recite When you are Working with People

For teachers, customer service people, counselors, chaplains, barbers—all those of you who work with a stream of people each day. Something to recite between to keep your mind on dharma.

Through the kindness of my teachers,

may I recognize the true nature of myself

and everyone who passes through this door.

Like an alchemistic potion turning metal into gold,

in this meeting, delightful or difficult,

may I find bliss without contagion,

completely undefiled,

and through the virtue of the dharma

and the truth of interconnection,

may goodness pervade each moment we share.

May I visit every realm, without preference,

if it benefits beings.

May I serve them humbly

and receive without hesitation

their perfect gifts,

even when disguised as conflict and complaint.

Through the power of the truth of phenomena

may any ailment of body or mind,

any obstacle or veil,

in myself, this person and anyone I meet

be removed completely

if it benefits beings.

May our connection be fruitful

for this and every life,

and may we all be free.

Releasing obstacles,

attachments, and worry,

I am present now and meet this person–

—a beloved companion on the path

with gratitude, peace and joy.

 

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