The Lord’s Prayer in Esperanto (The Universal Language)

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Patro nia, kiu estas en la ĉielo,
sanktigata estu Via nomo.
Venu Via regno.
Fariĝu Via volo
kiel en la ĉielo, tiel ankaŭ sur la tero.

Nian panon ĉiutagan donu al ni hodiaŭ.
Kaj pardonu al ni niajn ŝuldojn,
kiel ankaŭ ni pardonas al nian ŝuldantojn.
Kaj ne konduku nin en tenton,
sed liberigu nin de la malbono.

Ĉar Via estas la regno
kaj la potenco
kaj la gloro eterne.



Matthew 6: 9-13
(World English Bible, 2000)

Pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.’

Commentary from Stephen Mitchell

“Attitude precedes action and generates it. The Buddhists are particularly adept at cultivating the mind of universal compassion, and have a scripture, the Metta Sutta (the Scripture of Lovingkindness), which could be seen as a meticulous commentary on the above-quoted verse from the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our wrongs, as we forgive those who have wronged us.” It includes a directed meditation in which the meditator is asked to open his heart and, first, forgive himself for any wrong he has ever committed, in thought, word, or deed. Then he is asked to forgive anyone who has ever wronged him and to let go of the offense completely. Finally he is asked to send lovingkindness to his enemies and all those he dislikes, and to all beings in the universe, humans and animals and plants and paramecia and all other unimaginable life forms, and to wish them perfect joy.”

Commentary from Carl Jung

The well-known sentence in the Lord’s Prayer, “Deliver us from evil”, meant, as it was first understood, deliver us from the evil principle of the Heimarmene. ~Carl Jung, ETH, Alchemy, Page 225.

Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili)

This is a fun Africanized version of the Lord’s Prayer –

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