O precious and sublime bodhicitta,
May it arise in those in whom it has not arisen,
May it never decline where it has arisen,
But go on increasing, further and further!
The Buddhas maintain the awakening mind
To be not obscured by such conceptions
As consciousness of “self,” “aggregates” and so on;
It is always characterized by emptiness.
It is with a mind moistened by compassion
That you must cultivate [awakening mind] with effort.
The Buddhas who embody great compassion
Constantly develop this awakening mind.