In praise of benefits conferred
Just to hear you brings joy;
Just to look upon you calms the heart;
Your speech refreshes and your teaching frees.
People rejoice at your birth,
They celebrate as you grow,
They benefit from your presence in the world;
And sorrow in your absence.
To praise you removes faults,
To recollect you brings joy,
To follow you gives understanding,
To know you purifies the heart.
To approach you brings good fortune,
To serve you gives wisdom,
To wait upon you bestows immense prosperity.
You are a great lake of goodness,
With waters purified by virtue,
Surface calmed by meditation,
And depths stilled by wisdom.
Your form is a jewel to see,
Your speech is a jewel to hear,
Your teachings are a jewel to reflect upon,
Truly, you are a mine bearing the jewels of goodness.
You are an island for those swept along by the flood,
A shelter for the stricken,
A refuge for those in fear of becoming,
A resort for those who aspire to liberation.
To all human diversity
You are a useful vessel because of your virtue,
A fertile field because of your perfect fruit,
A true friend because of the benefits you confer.
You are admired for your altruism,
Charming for your tenderness,
Beloved for your gentleness,
And honored for your many virtues.
You are cherished because of your flawlessness,
Delightful because of the goodness of your form and speech,
Opulent because you promote the good for all,
And blessed because you are the abode of virtues.