The moment we turn the power of observation and inquiry
toward our customary ways of living,
asking how we are using our human heritage of freedom,
we are clearing the ground for growth.
When we cultivate what has positive value,
seeking to contribute to the health of society
and the welfare of all beings,
we are turning the soil.
When we let compassion emerge naturally
in response to the overwhelming suffering of others,
we are planting the seed.
When we respond from the bottom of our hearts
with the resolve to put an end to this suffering,
we are beginning to generate the mind of enlightenment.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Enlightenment is a Choice