“Unsurpassed bodhi is not for the sake of the self, not for the sake of others, not for the sake of fame, and not for the sake of profit. And yet, single-mindedly seeking unsurpassed bodhi, diligently proceeding without retreat, is called arousing bodhi mind. After this mind has already manifested, not seeking after bodhi, even for the sake of bodhi, is the genuine bodhi mind. If you do not have this mind, how could it be the study of the way? Brothers at this temple, single-mindedly seek bodhi mind, and never quit out of laziness. If you have not yet attained bodhi mind, you should pray to the previous generations of buddha and ancestors. Further, you should dedicate the good karma from your practice to bodhi mind and sincerely seek it.”

Neal Sivula @nealjsivula