We are all potential nobility

This life is noble and we are noble women and men. At least the potential for nobility is present. It is our Buddha nature that allows us to become fully enlightened. Nobility is equated not with aristocracy, but something far more valuable. It is equated with being an Arya. An Arya directly “sees” emptiness, without a conceptual intermediary. So, we are all potential nobility. While nobility is not yet enlightenment, it is a very advanced state of being getting close to enlightenment.