Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices –16


Even if  for whom one has cared as lovingly as one’s own child regards one as an enemy, to cherish that person as dearly as a mother does an ailing child is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation


A bodhisattva’s practice is, even if a person
Whom we’ve taken care of, cherishing him like our own child,
Were to regard us as his enemy, to have special affection for him,
Like a mother toward her child stricken with an illness.

– The Berzin Archives Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices
(Bodhisattva  — In Tibetan Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment not only for him/herself but also for everyone…)

Practice – 15                               Practice 17


2 comments on “Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices –16

  1. Agnes says:

    Very nice.


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