an effort to balance the negativity of the world, we have created
the WBG. It mixes blessings and prayers from all world religions
and gives a random hybrid of spiritual goodness. We think of this
as a digital version of a Tibetan
prayer-wheel a "device for spreading spiritual blessings
and well being." Our intent is to mix the wisdom of all cultures
to create blessings in a spirit of religious tolerance that applies
to all faiths and are truly worldwide in origin.
The first three
lines are taken from various sources as diverse as "The Irish
Blessing", Buddhist writings, The Bible and African prayers.
See the sources link for a complete listing.
The fourth line is inspired by "Daily Necessities -Tips &
pointers for building a spiritual life from scratch" from Awakening
The Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das. It is a random combination
of two words from his list of several dozen positive actions to
take. It is used again as the subtitle of this page. The single
line of benediction at the bottom is a translation of Peace,
or Amen in various
Most of the
photos are all shared by the photographers who have posted them
on Flickr. A click on a photo will
take you to the photographer's web page with credits and full picture
info. Each photo is used under the Creative
Commons License, please notify us if there are any unforeseen
problems. Other photos have been sent to us and have links with
each photographer's information. In order to give a good mix on
every page, the right-hand photo depicts a symbol from Western religions,
the center is from Eastern and the left is from a mix of world religions
The source for
"May peace prevail on earth" in many languages is the
for World Peace in various languages. To find out which language
the quote is in, drag it to your desktop,the language is the name
of the file.
at random and can make a total of over a trillion different sets.
Some surprising combinations are made. Please let us know if any
of them have helped you.
Does every blessing
make the world a better place? Well, it can't hurt.
Bongo Bill & Rhino