The vow of humankind

Calm and composed,
Awakening to our true Self,
Being fully compassionate humans,
Making full use of our abilities,

According to our respective vocations,
Discerning suffering both individual and social,
and its sources.

Recognizing the right direction
In which history should proceed,
Joining hands as kin beyond the differences
Of race, nation, and class.

With compassion, vowing to bring to realization
Humankind’s deep desire for emancipation,
Let us construct a world that is true and happy.

                                                                        Shin´ ichi Hisamatsu, 1889 – 1980