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              Now, a bodhisattva is an individual who has come on to the path to enlightenment, and has achieved partial purification and partial attainment of the enlightened qualities.  Entering the path of the bodhisattva is the beginning of the ripening of the seed of the enlightened mind.  Until that happens, there is not even the ability to hear this truth.  Even if you happen to hear about [the absolute truth], you won't believe it, because you are simply not interested.  When there is interest in not only hearing of it but in deeply believing it, this is the time of awakening.