[AP] The practice of all the bodhisattvas is never to commit a harmful act,
Even though not to do so might put one’s very life at risk,
For the Sage himself has taught how negative actions will ripen
Into the manifold miseries of the lower realms, so difficult to endure.
[KM] The suffering in the lower realms is really hard to endure.
The Sage says it is the result of destructive actions.
For that reason, even if your life is at risk,
Don’t engage in destructive actions — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
[RS] The Subduer said all the unbearable suffering
Of bad rebirths is the fruit of wrongdoing.
Therefore, even at the cost of your life,
Never do wrong—This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
[AB] A bodhisattva’s practice is never to commit any negative actions, even at the cost of our lives,
because the Able Sage has declared that the extremely difficult to endure sufferings of the worse states
of rebirth are the results of negative actions.