I have recently been receiving some positive feedback for the way I end my posts, which is with the words:
"May all beings be happy!"
I have chosen to close each post with this because the truth is, we all want to be happy. Given this basic commonality, I believe that "May all beings be happy" brings us together as fellow sentient beings, whatever path we choose.
A little while ago my mother-in-law also commented on how much she liked my sign-off phrase. She then told me the Sanskrit translation, which is (in Roman script, of course):
"Samstha Loka Sukhino Bhavanthu!"
I was very happy to learn these uplifting words in this beautiful ancient Indian language. As with many of the new things I have encountered lately, this is yet another precious lesson in my lifetime of learning with my wonderful husband and his family.
Thanks so much, all of you, for your kind and positive comments. I hope you have enjoyed this post!
May all beings be happy!