May the poor find wealth.
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May the forlorn find new hope, constant happiness and prosperity.
May the frightened cease to be afraid and those bound be free;
May the weak find power,
And may their hearts join in friendship.
~ Shantideva's Bodhisattva Caryavatara, 8th Century
“There’s this idea that the dharma is like a special little flower that needs to be very carefully
planted. But I think it’s much more rhizomatous. It’s completely graftable, and it can spread and
take root in new places. I like to believe that the dharma can take care of itself. It’s so much more
resilient and creative than we think.”
– Sebene Selassie