Which human beings are “fortunate and connected?” They are the ones who generate love, compassion, and devotion, as well as the commitment to remain steadfast on the path until all beings are liberated.
The single word that encompasses all of these beautiful qualities is bodhichitta. The meaning of bodhichitta is “courageous for enlightenment.” When bodhichitta blossoms in the center of our hearts and we are really determined, enlightenment is not far away.
During Shigpo Dudtsi’s time there were many people who met great masters, received teachings, and even practiced, yet they did not complete the journey. They missed their opportunity. This happened not only during Shigpo Dudtsi’s time, but during the times of Guru Padmasambhava and the Buddha as well. It is important that we do not let this happen to ourselves.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
The Beauty of Awakened Mind (pgs 11-12)
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