Bodhisattvas’ (Compassion) Practices –17

17

Even if, influenced by pride, an equal or inferior person treats one with contempt, respectfully placing that person like a guru at the crown of one’s head is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.

Modern Translation

(17)

A bodhisattva’s practice is,
Even if an individual, our equal or inferior,
Were to treat (us) insultingly out of the power of his arrogance,
To receive him on the crown of our heads respectfully, like a guru.

– 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 16                                            Practice –18

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