The truly noble man, honest and gentle,
Should be admitting and adaptable like a gracefully winding stream;
Regardless of whether the streamlet is big or small,
All rivers merge into the great ocean.
Allow others to be right,
And be willing to be wrong;
Thaw the frigidness of our hearts.
Allow others to be great,
And be willing to be small;
Eliminate our arrogance.
Allow others to have things,
And be willing to go without;
Untangle the knots of our attachments.
Allow others to be happy,
And be willing to suffer;
Learn from the compassion of the bodhisattvas.