Those who long to overcome the abundant miseries of mundane
existence, those who wish to dispel the adversities of
sentient beings, and those who yearn to experience a myriad
of joys should never forsake the Spirit of Awakening.
When the Spirit of Awakening has arisen, in an instant a
wretch who is bound in the prison of the cycle of existence is
called a Child of the Sugatas and becomes worthy of
reverence in the worlds of gods and humans.
From Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara–The benefit of the spirit of awakening