All Buddha Tathagatas,
are with the heart of great compassion,
as their essence.
Due to sentient beings,
they gave rise to great compassion.
Due to great compassion,
they gave rise to Bodhicitta.
Due to Bodhicitta,
they accomplished equally perfect enlightenment.
Avatamsaka Sutra’s Chapter
On Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s Practices & Vows
(Translated by Shen Shi’an)