“The opportunity to practice the perfect teaching is called freedom. The presence of all inner and outer favourable conditions for spiritual practice is called fortune. In brief, the life with freedom and fortune that we have attained carries great potential because on its basis we can produce the causes of a high rebirth with an excellent body and resources, which are generosity, ethical dicipline, patience and so forth. In particular on its basis we can generate the three kinds of vows and in a short life of this degenerate age easily accomplish Buddhahood. May I not waste in useless activities this life complete with freedom and fortune that is difficult to attain and carries great potential, and instead may I take full advantage of it! Master-deity, please bless me that I may be able to do so.”
From The Easy Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen
As translated in: The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience: A Practical Exposition of the Stages of the Path by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyel Tsen, which is included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated from the Tibetan under Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche’s guidance by Rosemary Patton, Editions Guepele (France).