It Is The Supreme Elixir


It is the supreme elixir
That overcomes the sovereignty of death.
It is the inexhaustible treasure
that eliminates poverty in the world.
It is the supreme medicine
That quells the world's disease.
It is the tree that shelters all beings
Wandering and tires on the path of conditional existence.
It is the universal bridge
That leads to freedom of disturbing conceptions.
It is the great sun that finally removes
The misty ignorance of the world.

Shantideva
From: Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying