Verses from Shantideva’s Wish:
“May I become food and drink in the eons of famine for those poverty-stricken suffers.
May I be a doctor, medicine and nurse for all sick beings in the world until everyone is cured.
May I become never-ending wish-fulfilling treasures materialising in front of each of them as all the enjoyments they need.
May I be a guide for those who do not have a guide, a leader for those who journey, a boat for those who want to cross over, and all sorts of ships, bridges, beautiful parks for those who desire them, and light for those who need light.
And may I become beds for those who need a rest, and a servant to all who need servants.
May I also become the basic conditions for all sentient beings, such as earth or even the sky, which is indestructible.
May I always be the living conditions for all sentient beings until all sentient beings are enlightened.”
“While their evil ripens in me, may all my virtue ripen in them.”
~ Shantideva, 8th-century CE.
His Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life (Bodhicharyavatara) is the record of the only public teaching ever given by this master who was called “Lazybones” by the other monks at Nalanda, the renowned Buddhist university.