[AP] The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to cherish spiritual friends,
By regarding them as even more precious than one’s own body,
Since they are the ones who will help to rid us of all our faults,
And make our virtues grow ever greater just like the waxing moon.
[KM] With some teachers, your shortcomings fade away and
Abilities grow like the waxing moon.
Hold such teachers dear to you,
Dearer than your own body — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
[RS] When you rely on them your faults come to an end
And your good qualities grow like the waxing moon.
Cherish spiritual teachers
Even more than your own body—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is to cherish more than our bodies our hallowed spiritual mentors, to whom,
by entrusting ourselves, our faults come to deplete and our good qualities come to expand like the waxing moon.