' Realization '

SIGNS OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

There are signs of accomplishment, such as having good health and long life or becoming famous and influential, but these belong to the superficial type of accomplishment. The true, unmistaken signs of accomplishment as established by the Masters of the lineage are to possess compassion, devotion, and an acute sense of impermanence. Combined with this, thoughts grow less and less and the genuine awakened state lasts for increasingly longer periods.

~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche