Buddhist Wedding Reading

I have been asked to do a Bible reading for my sister’s wedding. Which, of course, I am honored and willing to do even though not a Christian. I would read from the Book of Satan if she asked me to do so or from Bill O’Reilly’s autobiography (I know, I know…splitting hairs).

But I would like to do a Buddhist reading for the reception (with a beer in one hand and well…a beer in the other as well probably). So if anyone has any suggestions for something from the wide, wide Buddhist canon, I would appreciate it.

Short and sweet would be prefered…refer back to the beer in the hand comment above.

Cheers,

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  1. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

    If I speak in the tongues of men and angels,
    but have not love,
    I have become sounding brass or a tinkling symbol.

    And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge,
    and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains,
    but have not love, I am nothing.

    And if I dole out all my goods, and
    if I deliver my body that I may boast
    but have not love, nothing I am profited.

    Love is long suffering,
    love is kind,
    it is not jealous,
    love does not boast,
    it is not inflated.

    It is not discourteous,
    it is not selfish,
    it is not irritable,
    it does not enumerate the evil.
    It does not rejoice over the wrong, but rejoices in the truth

    It covers all things,
    it has faith for all things,
    it hopes in all things,
    it endures in all things.

    Love never falls in ruins;
    but whether prophecies, they will be abolished; or
    tongues, they will cease; or
    knowledge, it will be superseded.

    For we know in part and we prophecy in part.

    But when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded.

    When I was an infant,
    I spoke as an infant,
    I reckoned as an infant;

    when I became [an adult],
    I abolished the things of the infant.

    For now we see through a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know as also I was fully known.

    But now remains
    faith, hope, love,

    these three;

    but the greatest of these is love.

    http://academic.udayton.edu/vernelliarandall/poetry/Love.htm

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