Prayer for the Liberation of Animals

May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering.
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.

May all farm animals throughout the world be free from suffering.
May all animals waiting to be herded onto the kill floor be free from fear.
May the hearts of those who work in abattoirs be filled with Bodhicitta
so they never kill again and may the slaughterhouse lines become empty.
May all farm animals across the world be liberated from farms.

May all animals in laboratories throughout the world be free from suffering.
May all animals in cages, be filled with peace and calm.
May Bodhicitta fill the hearts of those who imprison them and may alternatives to animal experimentation and testing be used.
May all animals around the world be released from cages.

May all homeless animals find shelter, plentiful food & water.
May there be liberation for those tortured for fur and entertainment.
May all sea dwelling creatures be free from suffering and harm.
May their abusers experience complete and perfect enlightenment.

May all humans who believe they are superior to non-human animals
develop perfect equanimity.
May they acknowledge that all sentient beings possess
Buddha Nature and they are not ours to kill or exploit.
May all human and non-human sentient beings live together
in harmony, peace and equanimity.

May all humans achieve perfect enlightenment in order to help all beings.

May all animals have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all animals be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. Photo © morgueFile Aquilo.

‘Compassion and love are not mere luxuries.
As the source both of inner and external peace,
they are fundamental to the continued survival
of our species.’

— His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

 

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