Even if others should seek to cut off my head, though I’ve done them not the slightest wrong, to take upon myself, out of compassion, all the harms they have amassed —this is the practice of the Bodhisattvas.
Even if others should declare before the world all manner of unpleasant things about me, to speak only of their qualities in return, with a mind that’s filled with love —this is the practice of the Bodhisattvas.
Even if others should expose my hidden faults or deride me when speaking amidst great gatherings of many people, to conceive of them as spiritual friends and to bow before them with respect —this is the practice of the Bodhisattvas.
Even if others whom I have cared for like my own children should turn upon me and treat me as an enemy, to regard them only with special fondness and affection, as a mother would her ailing child —this is the practice of the Bodhisattvas.
—Gyalse Tokme Zangpo, 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas (13-16)