True potential

By Matthieu Ricard on June 28, 2010

Every being has the potential for perfection, just as every sesame seed is permeated with oil. Ignorance, in this context, means being unaware of that potential, like the beggar who is unaware of the treasure buried beneath his shack.

Actualizing our true nature, coming into possession of that hidden wealth, allows us to live a life full of meaning. It is the surest way to ?nd serenity and let genuine altruism ?ourish.