May I avert the pain of hunger and thirst with showers of food and drink.
May I become both drink and food for the immediate aeons of famine.
May I be inexhaustible treasure for impoverished beings.
May I wait upon them with various forms of offering.
See, I give up without regret my bodies, my pleasures, and my good acquired in all three times, to accomplish good for every being.
~Santideva (685 – 763 CE) explores the aspirations of the Bodhisattva, A guide to the Buddhist Path of Awakening