[AP] Even if others should seek to cut off my head,
Though I’ve done them not the slightest wrong,
To take upon myself, out of compassion,
All the harms they have amassed—this is the practice of all the bodhisattvas.
[KM] Even if you have done nothing wrong at all
And someone still tries to take your head off,
Spurred by compassion,
Take all his or her evil into you — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
[RS] Even if someone tries to cut off your head
When you haven’t done the slightest thing wrong,
Out of compassion take all her misdeeds
Upon yourself—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is, even if while we haven’t the slightest fault ourselves, someone were to chop off our heads,
to accept on ourselves his negative consequences, through the power of compassion.