2019-07-03 09:57 #0 av: Fredrik1

"Buddhahood is something that is already present, it has always been there. The result of the five paths is simply the recognition of the buddha nature that we already have. Once we recognize this fundamental nature, there is no need to look for any extra, separate qualities associated with the result, enlightenment—just as when we see the sun, we do not have to look for its rays. So do not feel that enlightenment is something far, far away that you might obtain in the distant future and that your present condition is different. The nature of mind is the Buddha at this very moment, so there is no need to wonder hopefully, ‘‘How can I obtain this result?’’

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Collected Works, Vol. 3; Zurchungpa’s Testament; page 31