Our existence is absurd and utterly meaningless if we remain cocooned in the shell of self-interest. In that case, Samsara is a never-ending struggle of emotions and confusions with uncertain bouts of pain and pleasure. However, when the sprouts of great compassion for all beings without partiality arise in us, a it turns into the mind of awakening, Bodhicitta.
On the magnificent play of compassion, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara – a commentary to the Avalokitesvara section of Gandavyuha Sutra.
Prayers in Buddhism are used as skilful means to attune the mind to the noble way and to soak oneself with the habits of noblest qualities such as discipline, altruism and equanimity. In Mahayana, prayers take a grand dimension of raising one’s aspirations to that of a Bodhisattva.
Thirty Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva (Gyalse Laglen) by Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo., – An English translation. This text gives a summary of mind training steps on the path of Bodhisattvas
Acharya Nagarjuna’s Sativaaraadhana stavam – In Praise of Worshipping Sentient Beings – Sanskrit original along with English translation. A mind training text explaining how to view and relate to other beings.