This month as you celebrate Wesak and the Buddha's birthday, you are also remembering your own potential for enlightenment. Yes, each one of you has that potential-it is your destiny to become self-realized. Enlightenment is your true natural state, encoded within your DNA.
One reason you are alive now is to accelerate your enlightenment process-in a greater way than was possible in any other historical period. People who lived in earlier times had enlightenment encoded within their DNA, too, of course...