GZPB-9 < GZPB-10 Gyalse Tokme Zangpo - The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas > GZPB-11

ཐོག་མེད་དུས་ནསབདགལ་བྩེ་བཅན། །རྣམསསྡུག་ནརངབདེཅི་ཞིག་བྱ། །དེ་ཕྱིརམཐའ་ཡསསེམས་ཅནབསྒྲལ་བྱི་ཕྱིར། །བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་བསྐྱེདརྒྱལ་སྲསལག་ལེནཡིན

[AP] The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to arouse bodhichitta,

So as to bring freedom to all sentient beings, infinite in number.

For how can true happiness ever be found while our mothers,

Who have cared for us throughout the ages, endure such pain?

[KM] If all your mothers, who love you,

Suffer for time without beginning, how can you be happy?

To free limitless sentient beings,

Give rise to awakening mind — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.

[RS] When your mothers, who’ve loved you since time without beginning,

Are suffering, what use is your own happiness?

Therefore to free limitless living beings

Develop the altruistic intention—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is to develop a bodhichitta aim to liberate limitless beings, because, 

if our  mothers, who have been kind to us from beginningless time, are suffering, 

what can we do with (just) our own happiness?