All practices of the peerless Vajrayana put great importance on cultivating renunciation and bodhicitta. For instance, when engaging in development stage practice, without the view of emptiness and compassion, even if one can visualise the deity clearly, it’s meaningless. Similarly, according to sutras, without renunciation and bodhicitta, even if one has recited deity’s mantra over 100 million times, it’s not a big deal. Thus the prerequisite of any practice is to engender renunciation and bodhicitta.
~Depicted from LUMINOUS WISDOM BOOK SERIES