All those who slight me to my face
Or do to me some other evil,
Even if they blame or slander me,
May they attain the fortune of enlightenment!
May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,
A guide for those who journey on the road.
For those who wish to cross the water,
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.
—From The Way of the Bodhisattva
This quote is from the back cover of "The Way of the Bodhisattva" by Shantideva, Padmakara Translation Group, Shambala Press 2008, a book I recently checked out from the library.