Prayer for Universal Love and Wisdom, by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Image above: Robert B. Livingston was the co-editor and participant in the discussions which formed the book, ‘Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds’ (Shambhala Publications, 2018)


Prayer for Universal Love and Wisdom:

A Personal Dedication to Robert B. Livingstone,

by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


[Seal of the Official Office of the Dalai Lama (Image):]

Tibetan text:

ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་གྲོགས་དང་བཅས་པའི་བྱམས་བརྩེས་རང་གཞན་མཐའ་དག་ཀུན་ཏུ་བདེ་བར་གྱུར་ཅིག ཤཱཀྱའི་དགེ་སློང་ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ། བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ། ༨༩/༡༢/༢༧


Wylie Roman transliteration:

shes rab kyi grogs dang bcas pa’i byams brtses rang bzhan mtha’ dag tu kun tu bde bar gyur cig/ shaakya’i dge slong taa la’i bla ma/ bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho/ 89/12/27


New English translation (based on the handwritten text):

May self and others, in their entirety, be universally benefited through gentle loving-kindness in alliance with discerning insight (prajñā).

[Signed,]

The fully-ordained monk (bhikṣu) of the Śākya (Buddhist) tradition, the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 89/12/27 (December 27th, 1989).

To Robert B. Livingston


Original English translation (provided below the handwritten text):

May all sentient beings,

oneself and others, find constant happiness through

love and compassion associated with wisdom.

–Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

December 27th, 1989

(To) Robert B. Livingston

One thought on “Prayer for Universal Love and Wisdom, by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

  1. Thank you!

    On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 1:03 AM Tibetan-Translations.com: Tibetan Translations by Erick Tsiknopoulos wrote:

    > Erick Tsiknopoulos posted: ” Image above: Robert B. Livingston was the > co-editor and participant in the discussions which formed the book, > ‘Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the > Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds’ (Shambhala Publications, 201″ >

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