A Lamp in the Darkness (Poem by Shantideva)

A Lamp in the Darkness (Poem by Shantideva)

A Lamp in the darkness poem by Shantideva

A Lamp in the Darkness

May I be a guard
for those who
need protection,
a guide for
those on the path,
a boat, a raft, a bridge
for those who wish
to cross the flood.

May I be a lamp
in the darkness,
a resting place
for the weary,
a healing medicine
for all who are sick,
a vase of plenty,
a tree of miracles.

And for the boundless
multitudes of living
beings, may I bring
sustenance and awakening,
enduring like
the earth and sky,
until all beings are
freed from sorrow,
and all are awakened.


by Shantideva

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 2 years ago

    Lots of praise for your calendars as gifts! My friends love your craft❤️

  2. Dilys 2 years ago

    Beautiful thoughts in the poem. Thanks for sharing x

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