“Between achieving this kind of an openness, the true realization of your own nature, and not – is just a moment … The characteristic of a practitioner of the degenerate time is a lack of courage. In a way you are good because in some ways you are realistic. But you have contributed to the build-up of the degenerate time because of a lack of courage.
As the great masters said:
You trust your impure nature more than your pure nature and yet talk about enlightenment. Enlightenment arises by not doing anything. Samsara arises because you have to do so many things. But you still see that – Samsara – as being easier than Nirvana. If this is not ignorance, what is?”
~ Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche