I bow down continually with body, speech, and mind
out of respect for the supreme teacher
And Avalokiteshvara, the protector.
Though seeing that phenomena neither come nor go,
they strive one-pointedly for the benefit of beings.
The fully-enlightened buddhas,
The source of benefit and happiness,
Have come about from having accomplished the holy dharma.
this in turn, depends on knowing what to do,
So I shall explain what are the practices of bodhisattvas.