GZPB-24 < GZPB-25 Gyalse Tokme Zangpo - The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas > GZPB-26

བྱང་ཆུབའདོད་པ་ལཀྱངབཏངདགོས། །ཕྱི་རོལ་དངོས་པོརྣམསསྨོས་ཅི་དགོས། །དེ་ཕྱིརལནདངརྣམ་སྨིནམིརེ་བའི། །སྦྱིན་པ་གཏོང་བརྒྱལ་སྲསལག་ལེནཡིན

[AP] The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to give out of generosity,

With no hopes of karmic recompense or expectation of reward.

For if those who seek awakening must give even their own bodies,

What need is there to mention mere outer objects and possessions?

[KM] If those who want to be awake have to give even their bodies,

What need is there to talk about things that you simply own.

Be generous, not looking

For any return or result — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.

[RS] When those who want enlightenment must give even their body,

There’s no need to mention external things.

Therefore, without hope for return or any fruition

Give generously—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is to give generously without hope for anything in return and something karmic to ripen, because, 

if those who would wish enlightenment must give away even their bodies, what need to mention external possessions?