Ordinary beings live under the sway of karma.
Bodhisattvas live directed by their vows.
- Suffering beings are numberless. I vow to rescue them.
- Delusions are inexhaustible. I vow to end them.
- Dharma gates are boundless. I vow to open them wide.
- The Great Middle Way is unsurpassable. I vow to become it for the benefit of all.