“Lacking even a smattering of the experience of detachment from cyclic existence, how is it possible to give rise to a fully characterized, uncontrived Great Compassion observing other sentient beings?”
From The Sacred Words of Manjushri – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso
As translated in: The Interwoven Transmission of “The Swift Path” and “From the Mouth of Manjushri”, commentary by Khensur Kangyur Rinpoche, translation by Ilia Durovic. To be published (approx 2014) by Jamgon Editions. Download a partial, draft translation of Instructions from The Mouth of Manjushri here.