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Bô Yin Râ:
"Evening and Morning Prayers"

Bust of Bô Yin Râ



Evening Prayer

Contented to rest,
Blessing the quiet,
I welcome night.

The noise, the toil, the press of the day have tired me.
My body and soul seek rest, composure, release.

The tasks of this world are ended.
Turn inward, my soul, to your self.
Learn now to forget the body.
Let it rest on its bed in peace.

Hallowed guardians, holy protectors
Shelter this body from harm.

And you, my soul, pray through the night.

Morning Prayer

Guardian hosts—
Under your holy protection keep this my new day.

Sublime helpers—
Help me perform the tasks of this day with trust.

Pure my feelings,
So let them remain.

Gathered my thoughts,
So let them remain.

Clear my speech,
So let it remain.

I yield up my thoughts to serve love and compassion.

I yield up my words to serve love and compassion.

I yield up my deeds to serve love and compassion.


Bust of Bô Yin Râ
by Theodore Georgii (1936)