May everyone be happy and safe,
and may their hearts be filled with joy.
May all living beings live in security and in peace
beings who are frail or strong,
tall or short, big or small,
visible or not visible, near or far away,
already born or yet to be born.
May all of them dwell in perfect tranquility.

Let no one do harm to anyone.
Let no one put the life of anyone in danger.
Let no one, out of anger or ill will,
wish anyone any harm.

— Metta Sutta
Translated by Thich Nhat Hahn


Roopa (KitchenAromas) said...


TBC said...


Roopa said...

truly said!

Cynthia said...

I'm joining Roopa, Amen.

Pelicano said...


I guess those lines cover everyone fairly well... :-) You're missing a recipe again BTW!

bee said...

amen!! and may manisha refrain from clobbering pel on the head with a hard-bound recipe book.

Raaga said...

This should be our daily prayer!

Padma said...


Anita said...


(since single word comments seem to be the trend here!) :-D

Anita said...


Where's the recipe? Methinks that 'too hot to cook' excuse doesn't hold no more...

Lee said...

Manisha I felt a strong sense of peace reading the Metta Sutta and thought immediately of the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. I have always believed that there is far more good in the world than evil and that it is thoughts like those in the Metta Sutta and this prayer that create the strong bonds that hold us all together. Your post is a wonderful tribute not only for those who were lost on September 11, but also for those who have been lost all over the world throughout time because of senseless acts.

Hugs to you all, Lee

The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen