My mother was very agitated the last time I saw her, so I read to her from this magnificent text, translated by Stephen Batchelor. Then she read it aloud to me:

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May all travelers find happiness

Everywhere they go,

And without any effort may they accomplish

Whatever they set out to do.

May those who sail in ships and boats

Obtain whatever they wish for,

And having safely returned to the shore,

May they joyfully reunite with their relatives.

–       Shantideva

A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life