It is no use taking all the vows, from those of refuge up to the tantric samayas,
unless you turn your mind away from the things of this world. It is of no use
constantly preaching the Dharma to others unless you can pacify your own pride. It
is no use making progress if you relegate the refuge precepts to the last place. It is
no use practicing day and night unless you combine this with bodhicitta.
- Gesha Kharak Gomchung