The Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattva
By Ngulchu Gyalsas Thogmed Zangpo (1295 – 1369)
Homage to Avalokiteshvara
I always respectfully prostrate through my three doors
to the Supreme Guru and protector Lokeshvara,
who although seeing all phenomena as a devoid of coming and going,
Endeavours one-pointedly to benefit sentient beings.
The perfect Buddhas, source of benefit and happiness,
arise from accomplishing the sublime Dharma.
And as that accomplishment depends on knowing the Dharma practices,
I will explain the Bodhisattva’s practices.