GZPB-15 < GZPB-16 Gyalse Tokme Zangpo - The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas > GZPB-17

བདག་གི་བུ་བཞིནགཅེས་པ་བསྐྱབའིམི། །བདགདགྲབཞིནལྟ་བར་བྱེདན་ཡང༌། །ནདཀྱིསབཏབ་པི་བུབཞིན་དུ། །ལྷག་པརབརྩེ་བརྒྱལ་སྲསལག་ལེནཡིན

[AP] Even if others whom I have cared for like children of my own,

Should turn upon me and treat me as an enemy,

To regard them only with special fondness and affection,

As a mother would her ailing child—this is the practice of all the bodhisattvas.

[KM] Even if a person you have cared for as your own child

Treats you as his or her worst enemy,

Lavish him or her with loving attention

Like a mother caring for her ill child — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.

[RS] Even if a person for whom you’re cared

Like your own child regards you as an enemy,

Cherish him specially, like a mother

Does her child who is stricken by sickness—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is, even if a person whom we’ve taken care of, 

cherishing him like our own child, were to regard us as his enemy, 

to have special affection for him, like a mother toward her child stricken with an illness.