The Bodhisattva's Way of Life
an excerpt from Shantideva's
A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
(with commas added)
quoted from Insight from the Dalai Lama,
Insight Calender, 2007, for March 17th and 18th,
Andrew McMeel Publishing, Kansas City.

May I become at all times, both now and forever,
A protector for those without protection,
A guide for those with oceans to cross,
A bridge for those with rivers to cross,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A lamp for those without light,
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter,
And a servant to all in need.