When the bodhisattva generates the will to seek bodhi,
this is not such as is without causes and without conditions.
Developing pure faith in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha—
It is on account of this that one initiates such vast resolve.
One does not seek the five desires, the position of a king,
wealth, personal pleasure, or great fame.
It is solely in order to forever extinguish beings’ sufferings
and benefit those in the world that one generates the resolve.
Constantly wishing to benefit beings and make them happy,
one adorns the lands, makes offerings to the Buddhas,
takes on and upholds right Dharma, and cultivates all wisdom.
It is to achieve realization of bodhi that one generates the resolve.
With an ever pure deep mind of faith and understanding,
one reverently honors and esteems all buddhas
while also doing so with the Dharma and the Sangha.
As an ultimately sincere offering, one generates the resolve.
It is due to profound faith in the Buddha and Buddha’s Dharma
as well as to faith in the path practiced by the sons of the Buddha
and faith in the unsurpassable great bodhi.
On account of this, the bodhisattva generates the initial resolve.
Faith is the source of the Path and the mother of merit.
It brings about the growth and nourishment of all good dharmas,
cuts away the net of doubts, causes escape from the river of love,
and opens forth and displays the unsurpassed path to nirvāṇa.