[AP] The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to cultivate concentration,
Which utterly transcends the four formless absorptions,
In the knowledge that mental afflictions are overcome entirely
Through penetrating insight suffused with stable calm.
[KM] Understanding that emotional reactions are dismantled
By insight supported by stillness,
Cultivate meditative stability that passes right by
The four formless states — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
[RS] Understanding that disturbing emotions are destroyed
By special insight with calm abiding,
Cultivate concentration which surpasses
The four formless absorptions—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is to build up as a habit a mental stability that purely surpasses the four formless (absorptions),
by realizing that an exceptionally perceptive state of mind,
fully endowed with a stilled and settled state,
can totally vanquish the disturbing emotions and attitudes.