Aspiration for enlightenment (embodying the Buddha Way)

… authentic aspiration for enlightenment (bodhicitta) only manifests as particular instances of genuine desire to deliver all beings from suffering, realize liberation from all greed, hatred, and ignorance, awaken to all truths, and fully embody the Buddha Way. In short, a person who genuinely aspires for enlightenment must ‘already be a person who is it.’

Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview