“Anyone with the nature to turn his or her back on the pleasures of compulsive existence
And to turn back negative impulses of karma,
And who takes keen interest in merely his or her own state of peace,
Is known as a person of intermediate spiritual scope.”
From Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Jowo Je Atisha
As translated in: Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Dipamkara Shrijnana Atisha. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available from The Berzin Archives.