“To see if you’re aware of impermanence or not
Check whether your plans are long or short term.
To see if you perceive samsara as flawed or not
Check how strong your attachments are.
To see if you’ll attain liberation in the future or not
Check whether your conduct is good or bad.
To see if you’ve given rise to loving kindness and compassion or not
Check how you take care of those in need.
To see if you’ve tamed the demon of anger or not
Check how much hatred you have towards your enemies.
To see if you’ve dispelled the obscuring demon of ignorance or not
Check how much you cling in hope and fear.
To see if you’ve purified the three poisons or not
Check how free from grasping you’ve become.
You’ll know your Dharma practice has become the path or not
By thoroughly examining your own mind.”
~ Terchen Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa