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
“We must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples
that are filled with suffering. If we listen to the Buddha, Christ or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The
refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos and the battlefields will then become our temples.”
— Ven. Maha Goshananda