Commitment to Tara
“Strengthened by your love, I will follow your supreme example.
Inspired by you, I will break the bonds of petty selfhood.
Guided by you, I will never desert living beings,
Nor retreat from seeing others as friends to be helped.
Inspired by your compassionate action, I will imbue my life – as best I can –
With generosity, grace, power and wisdom.
Inspired by you, I will be a truth speaker, A joy bringer.
Thus do I pledge to live my life in your service, Thus to you I go for refuge.”
*Image: Ani Rigsang, Pemako, Tibet
courtesy Ian Baker