May I teach the Dharma in all my lifetimes.
If unable to teach the Dharma,
may I bear the great responsibility of upholding it.
If unable to uphold the Dharma,
may I stand watch with concern for the doctrine
and fear for the decline of the Dharma.
May I remove all the suffering
of all infinite beings, my parents.
If unable to remove all their suffering,
may I be their companion in suffering.
—Kunchen Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen