Into the Wild Festival news: To all the incredible health carers who work tirelessly and selflessly for the b
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To all the incredible health carers who work tirelessly and selflessly for the benefit of all beings. They are the real heroes and Bodhisattvas both physically and spiritually in this world.
May they be recognised now and in future for the gifts they give to society.
May they be treated with loving kindness and compassion by all they meet.
May as a society, we move away honouring the false icons of fame and fortune to truly honour what’s essential in life.
May all beings be free of suffering.
Into the Wild is committed to giving a percentage of free tickets to families of NHS doctors and nurses and workers to come along to each of our events for free each year.
Maybe we can start a movement to support this across the board.
Their commitment reminds us of this beautiful ancient Tibetan prayer;
For all the beings ailing in the world,
Until their sickness has been healed,
May I become the doctor and the cure,
And may I nurse them back to health.
Bringing down a shower of food and drink,
May I dispel the pains of thirst and hunger,
And in those times of scarcity and famine,
May I myself appear as food and drink.
For all beings who are destitute and poor,
May I be a treasure, unending in supply,
A source of all that they might call for,
Accessible always and close by.
My own body and all that I possess,
My past, present and future virtues—
I dedicate them all, withholding nothing,
To bring about the benefit of beings.
By letting go of all I shall attain nirvāṇa,
The transcendence of misery I seek,
Since everything must finally be abandoned,
It would be best if I gave it all away.
May those who insult me to my face,
Or cause me harm in any other way,
Even those who disparage me in secret,
Have the good fortune to awaken.
May I be a guard for those without one,
A guide for all who journey on the road,
May I become a boat, a raft or bridge,
For all who wish to cross the water.
May I be an isle for those desiring landfall,
And a lamp for those who wish for light,
May I be a bed for those who need to rest,
And a servant for all who live in need.
May I become a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
A powerful mantra and a medicine of wonder.
May I be a tree of miracles granting every wish,
And a cow of plenty sustaining all the world.
Like the earth and other great elements,
And like space itself, may I remain forever,
To support the lives of boundless beings,
By providing all that they might need.
Just so, in all the realms of beings,
As far as space itself pervades,
May I be a source of all that life requires,
Until beings pass beyond saṃsāra’s pain.
A guide to the Bodhisattvas way of life; Shantideva
( A Bodhisattva is one who dedicates their lives to the happiness of all beings and vows to free them from suffering in the Buddhist tradition) endless love and blessings xxx