Bodhisattva Vow

 
JANG CHUB NYING POR CHI KYI BAR
Until I reach the essence of Enlightenment

SANG GYÉ NAM LA KYAB SU CHI
I take refuge in all the Buddhas

CHÖ DANG JANG CHUB SEM PA YI
And likewise, in the Dharma

TSOK LA’ANG SHIN KYAB SU CHI
And in the assembly of the bodhisattvas

JI TAR NGÖN GYI SHEK KYI
Just as Buddhas of the past gave rise to bodhicitta

JANG CHUB TUK NI KYÉ PA DANG
Followed the bodhisattva path

JANG CHUB SEM PAY LAB PA LA
And, through progressive training, established themselves

DE DAK RIM SHIN NÉ  PA TAR
Into the stages of the bodhisattvas,

SHIN DRO LA PEN DÖN DU
Likewise, for the benefit of sentient beings,

JANG CHUB SEM NI KYÉ GYI SHING
I, too, will give rise to bodhicitta,

DÉ SHIN DU NI LAB PA LANG
Train in the bodhisattva path stage by stage, and gradually,

RIM PA SHIN DU LAB PAR GYI
As they did, become proficient.

 

(Repeat 3 times)


 

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