A vow is our being, bloosoming for all.
Relying on the shining orb of the sun
those with eyes look out on forms.
With bodhichitta the bodhisattva look out
on living beings equal to space.
What a joy when the gentle rain comes on time.
What a joy when the crops ripen in the fields,
what a joy if bodhichitta were to be produced
in the minds of living beings equal to space.
Whoever is adorned with bodhichitta
can never have a vicious thought,
and even without being urged to do so, will naturally
work to stop the nastiness of others.
It might be possible to lasso the wind.
It might be possible for sandalwood to have warmth.
It might be possible for light to turn to darkness,
It is impossible for bodhichitta ever to betray you.
Since bodhichitta is born without discrimination
in the priest, warrior, merchant, and common castes,
all four should embrace it with
enthusiastic faith and reverence.
The melodious call of the spring cuckoo
is a crowning joy for those who have ears to hear.
The bodhichitta of the Victor's children
is a crowning benefit for every living being.
Bodhichitta beautifies the whole appearance of a face.
Bodhichitta lends beauty to the wideness of the eyes.
Bodhichitta gives beauty to the sound of a voice.
Bodhichitta makes behaviour beautiful.
Due to bodhichitta, the children of the Buddhas
look out without partiality at wandering living beings
like a mother (looks at) her only child, with a gaze of love
that comes from the very depth of her being.
From "Vast as the Heavens. Deep as the Sea", a book with verses about bodhichitta in Tibetan-English from Khunu Rinpoche, also recommend by His Holiness.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.