A prayer for my mother

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My kind mother, Adele Greene, died in the early morning of Nov. 15, 2008. Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche composed the following prayer for her. I recite it too, substituting “my” for “your.” You may want to recite it for your mother, father, or loved one.

Due to the merit that we create,
And created by all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas,
And also all the love and kindness of the gurus,
May your mother in her next life,
Bring love to all children in this world.

To make this happen,
May all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas,
Contribute their merit to this worthy cause.

In her next life, may your mother meet you again,
So that you can repay your gratitude to her,
By giving her teachings,
And setting her in the right direction along the path.

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