Universal Peace Prayer

May the entire universe be blessed:
May all beings engage in each other's well being.
May all weakness, sickness and faults diminish:
May everyone and everywhere be healthy, peaceful and blissful.

We pray to those
who have led the path to salvation,
who have destroyed the mountains of karma, and
who know the reality of the universe.
We pray to them to acquire their attributes.

Enlightened by the light of Truth, the wise transcends death.

Mahavira (Acaranga, 3/3/66)

As gold does not cease to be gold even if it is heated in the fire; an enlightened man does not cease to be enlightened on being tortured by the effects of karma.

Mahavira (Samayasara, 184)


Just as you do not like misery, in the same way others also do not like it. Knowing this, you should do unto them what you want them to do unto you.

Mahavira (Bhagavati Aradhana, 780)

My soul characterized by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other phases of my existence to which I am attached are external occurrences that are transitory.

Mahavira (Niyamasara, 99)

The enlightened should contemplate that his soul is
endowed with boundless energy.

Mahavira (Niyamasara, 96)

One who knows the spiritual (self) knows the external (world) too. He who knows the external world, knows the self also.

Mahavira (Acaranga, 1/7/147)

The Arhats of the past, those of the present and the future narrate thus, discourse thus, proclaim thus, and affirm thus: One should not injure, subjugate, enslave, torture or kill any animal, living being, organism or sentient being. This doctrine of Non-Violence (Ahimsa Dharma) is immaculate, immutable and eternal."


Universal Forgiveness and Friendship Prayer

I grant forgiveness to all living beings.
May all living beings grant me forgiveness.
My friendship is with all living beings.
I have no animosity towards any living beings.