[AP] Even though I may be destitute and despised by all,
Beset with terrible illness and plagued by evil spirits,
Still to take upon myself all beings’ ills and harmful actions,
Without ever losing heart—this is the practice of all the bodhisattvas.
[KM] When you are down and out, held in contempt,
Desperately ill, and emotionally crazed,
Don’t lose heart. Take into you
The suffering and negativity of all beings — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
[RS] Though you lack what you need and are constantly disparaged,
Afflicted by dangerous sickness and spirits,
Without discouragement take on the misdeeds
And the pain of all living beings—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is, even if we are destitute in livelihood and always insulted by people, or sick with terrible diseases,
or afflicted by ghosts, to accept on ourselves, in return,
the negative forces and sufferings of all wandering beings and not be discouraged.