[AP] The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to study, reflect and meditate,
Tirelessly, both day and night, without ever straying into idleness,
In order to free oneself and others from this ocean of samsara,
Having gained this supreme vessel—a free, well-favored human life, so difficult to find.
[KM] Right now, you have a good boat, fully equipped and available — hard to find.
To free others and you from the sea of samsara,
Day and night, fully alert and present,
Study, reflect, and meditate — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
[RS] Having gained this rare ship of freedom and fortune,
Hear, think, and meditate unwaveringly night and day
In order to free yourself and others
From the ocean of cyclic existence—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is, at this time when we have obtained the great ship (of a human rebirth) with respites and enrichments,
difficult to find, to listen, think, and meditate unwaveringly, day and night,
in order to free ourselves and others from the ocean of uncontrollably recurring samsara.