by Abhaya Vajra Sakya
Like a flame, you burn away all cravings and delusion;
Like a flame, you are a light for those lost in the darkness of samsara;
Like a flame, you share your wisdom with all and yet never run out;
Like a flame, you warm our hearts with your boundless love and compassion.
So like a flame, may your blessings endure forever.
Like water, you wash away all delusions of the way things are;
Like water, you quench our thirst for wisdom;
Like water, you nourish us and bring out our life and strength;
Like water, you are so calm and ever mindful.
So like water, may your teachings flow on forever.
Like the earth, your strength is unbreakable and stand against all harm;
Like the earth, you are a support for all in need;
Like the earth, your mind is rich with countless jewels of wisdom;
Like the earth, you power stands the test of time.
So like the earth, may your guidance nurture us forever.
Like the wind, you spread your teachings everywhere without bias;
Like the wind, you bring soothing peace and refreshing bliss to all sentient beings;
Like the wind, your wisdom and compassion are infinite and vast;
Like the wind, your mind is clear and free from ties to samsara.
So like the wind, may you ferry our Mahayana ship across the sea of samsara and onto the shore of Buddhahood.