"The entire career of a Bodhisattva
is governed by two major characteristics: Wisdom and Compassion.
Buddhahood is accomplished by Wisdom, but the act of becoming a Buddha
is accomplished by Compassion. A Bodhisattva's own liberation is
achieved through Wisdom, but his goal of liberating others is achieved
through Compassion. With Wisdom he recognizes others' suffering and
with Compassion eliminates it. Due to his Wisdom he becomes
disentangled from Samsara but due to his Compassion he remains in it.
Owing to his Wisdom, the Bodhisattva remains unattached to the world,
but with his Compassion he embraces the world. Because of Wisdom he
does not become conceited, because of Compassion he does not become
discouraged. Wisdom brings self-advancement, and Compassion brings
others' advancement. More than all else, Wisdom brings him Lordship of
the Dharma, and Compassion brings him Lordship of the world."
The Venerable 3rd Bardor Tulku Rinpoche