The Great Bell Chant — The End of Suffering

Living with the constant knowledge that animals are enslaved and exploited all over the world causes suffering to the courageous vegan activists who strive to free them. This guided meditation will bring you comfort as well as help put into words your desire to end the suffering for all living beings everywhere.

May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos. Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly. So that all suffering in them ceases, understanding comes to their heart. And they transcend the path of sorrow and death. Photo © Dreamstime Raweenuttapong.

The End of Suffering – Transcript

Prayer by Thich Nhat Hanh

May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them ceases, understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.
The universal dharma door is already open
The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly
The miracle happens
A beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower
One single drop of this compassionate water is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.
Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve
My mind calm, my body relaxed
A smile is born on my lips
Following the sound of the bell, my breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness
In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully.

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Read by Thich Nhat Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem. The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater.
‘Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying‘.
Visuals taken from HOME, Earth and Baraka

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