[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.