Our attitude is that of someone doing research, looking into the different characters and inclinations that living beings have. We should never think, “I’m fine. I’ve learned enough. I don’t need anything more. I’m great.” Rather, we can look at our encounters with living beings in all their brilliant variety as a chance to be educated about how to benefit others. If we approach our relationships with living beings in this way, we will receive only benefit and profit through our relationships with living beings because we will be learning something new every time.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa