Dharma – that which ‘sustains’
For the welfare of the world,
And to help beings transcend it,
He lights the lamp of unsurpassable wisdom
Among those who dwell in darkness.
When worldly attachments are at stake,
Men and gods act at variance with each other.
But because they can now enjoy the
Dharma [Teaching concerning Enlightenment] in harmony,
They are heretofore reconciled in you.
O Blessed One, you shall give the comfort
Of the Dharma unstintingly to all and sundry,
Regardless of class, status, or age,
Regardless of time or place.
As though amazed and envious,
The gods and devas (angels) honor, with
Joined palms, even your acquaintances,
Who, unlike them, are from amazement and envy –
Ah! How brilliant is the arising of a living Buddha,
That cream of the greatest Sages of past, present and future.
Because of his appearance (in the world) the gods envy mankind.