Prayer for Liberation of Brother and Sister Animals

24 December 2010


May all sentient beings in the animal realm

subject to unbearable pain in labs throughout the world

be free from suffering.

May alternatives to animal experimentation and testing

be used immediately.

May Bodhicitta fill the hearts of those who imprison them.


May all sentient beings from the animal realm

who suffer endless days, months, years

locked in tiny cages unable to move, be

filled with peace and calm.

May the many billions waiting in slaughterhouse

lines be free of fear.

May the hearts of those who work in abattoirs

be filled with Bodhicitta so the very thought of harm is purified.

May they never kill again and may the slaughterhouse lines become immediately empty.


May no animal be afraid or depressed.

May their bodies be free of injuries, disease and illness.

May those who need homes, or who have been driven from them

find shelter, plentiful food & water.

May there be liberation for those

tortured for fur, entertainment or who are hunted.


May those who believe they are superior

to our brother & sister animals

develop perfect equanimity.

And may they realise in their hearts

that all sentient beings possess Buddha nature

And they are not ours to kill or exploit.


May the many billions of land and sea dwelling sentient beings

who are abused, exploited and killed due to greed, hatred and ignorance

be free of suffering

May they experience complete and perfect enlightenment,

through the virtue of my efforts and prayers.

May I be a voice for the voiceless.

In short, may all human and non-human sentient beings

live together in harmony, peace and equanimity

and achieve perfect Enlightenment quickly.


Like a bird…

9 Responses to “Prayer for Liberation of Brother and Sister Animals”

  1. Beautiful!
    A friend at forwarded this prayer to me. Thank you very much for this beautiful prayer!

  2. Krasimira Says:

    Amen! A friend at forwarded this beautiful prayer to me. Thank you!

  3. Veronica Dickey Says:

    What a meaningful and beautiful prayer! May the day come when tis prayer is answered! I share with you a quote from the Bahai Faith, of which I am a member, on how all people should treat animals:

    “[I]t is not only their fellow human beings that the beloved of God must treat with mercy and compassion, rather must they show forth the utmost loving-kindness to every living creature. For in all physical respects, and where the animal spirit is concerned, the selfsame feelings are shared by animal and man. Man hath not grasped this truth, however, and he believeth that physical sensations are confined to human beings, wherefore is he unjust to the animals, and cruel. And yet in truth, what difference is there when it cometh to physical sensations? The feelings are one and the same, whether ye inflict pain on man or on beast. There is no difference here whatever. And indeed ye do worse to harm an animal, for man hath a language, he can lodge a complaint, he can cry out and moan; if injured he can have recourse to the authorities and these will protect him from his aggressor. But the hapless beast is mute, able neither to express its hurt nor take its case to the authorities … Therefore it is essential that ye show forth the utmost consideration to the animal, and that ye be even kinder to him than to your fellow man. Train your children from their earliest days to be infinitely tender and loving to animals. If an animal be sick, let them try to heal it, if it be hungry, let them feed it, if thirsty, let them quench its thirst, if weary, let them see that it rests.”
    ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  4. Thank you so much for the beautiful prayer. It brought me to tears, this is so much my wish for all animals , and I hope one day this prayer will become a reality.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful prayer I pray that one day this will come true, When all the suffering of all our animals will be stopped.

  6. When all human beings will pray according to this “PRAY” , this will be fulfilled.
    I’m still praying…together with my peers

  7. Debra Mucci Says:

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am writing to ask that you help spread the word regarding Senate Bill #5144. Perhaps you can post something on your website or write an article or make an announcement or send out to contacts in a mass mailing. I am more than willing to help you if needed.

    This bill would protect wildlife by changing the current laws to include the protection of wildlife from aggravated cruelty making aggravated cruelty of wildlife a felony. The bill was introduced by Carl Kruger, but never made it onto the Senate floor for a vote. Please contact your local senators asking for the Senate Bill #5144 to be brought to the Senate Floor for a vote in 2011.

    Below is the link to reach your local Senators:

    It is my belief that all animal organizations for every species must come together for legislation such as this to make our voices heard in order that the legislation be passed. Should each group stand alone and have a voice, it is more than likely that their voices will not be heard.

    I have been helping animals one way or another all my life. It is what I do. It is my intention to help those that cannot help themselves, to be the voice for those that have no voice.

    I certainly hope your group will choose to get involved.

    Wishing you the best always.

    Thank you.

  8. june bullied Says:

    absolutely beautiful. have forwarded to friends and family. thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Recently I wrote a blog entry offering a leftist critique of the ideology of “Green” environmentalism, deep ecology, eco-feminism, and lifestyle politics in general (veganism, “dumpster diving,” “buying organic,” “locavorism,” etc.). I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the matter and any responses you might have to its criticisms.

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