Thursday, January 06, 2005

New Year's Resolutions

"From malice, hatred, covetise, deliverance I would have,
And to be free from every lust: these blessings four I crave.

"Where in the woods I ever dwell, where all alone dwell I,
Grant no disease may mar my peace, or break my ecstasy.

"No creature be aught harmed for me, O Sakka, anywhere,
Neither in body nor in mind: this, Sakka, is my prayer."

(Jat. 440)