Friday, March 15, 2013

Mantra Based on the Prayer of St. Francis

Here is a wonderful mantra based on the Christian saint, St. Francis. It is wonderful to anchor your attention on the sound of it as you recite the mantra and ponder its meaning. Loving Kindness and mindfulness meditation rolled into one!

May I be an agent of love in this world.
Where there is hatred, let me bring loving kindness;
Where there is injury, forgiveness;
Where there is doubt, insight;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

May I console as well as be consoled.
May I understand as well as be understood;
May I love as well as be loved;
For in giving we receive;
In forgiving, we are forgiven;
In dying to self-centeredness, we are born to the deathless.