Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 12/24/2020

Daily Prayer of Gratitude

I am grateful that a Buddha was born into the world.
I am grateful
that he has taught the Dhamma.
I am grateful
that the Teachings have survived.
I am grateful
that there are yet followers of the teachings.
I am grateful
for my favorable conditions to practice the Dhamma.

I am grateful to have been born a human being.
I am grateful to have been born in a land where I may practice my beliefs.
I am grateful to have been born with faculties intact.
I am grateful to have been born into lifestyle that is not harmful or wrong.
I am grateful to have cultivated faith in the Dhamma-vinaya.

I give thanks for the blessing of this earth I have been given.
I give thanks for the measure of health I have been given.
I give thanks for the family and friends I have been given.
I give thanks for the community I have been given.
I give thanks for the teachings and lessons I have been given.
I give thanks for the life I have been given.

I give thanks to the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose painful exertion blesses my life every day.


I give thanks for the care and labor of a thousand generations of elders and ancestors who came before me.

May I dedicate the merit of my practice and any other merit I make to all beings that they may live happily and in peace and quickly come to the end of suffering.


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