At all times, do not lose courage in your inner awareness; uplift yourself, while assuming a humble position in your outer demeanour. Follow the example of the life and complete liberation of previous accomplished masters. Do not blame your past karma; instead, be someone who purely and flawlessly practices the Dharma. Do not blame temporary negative circumstances; instead, be someone who remains steadfast in the face of whatever circumstances may arise.
— His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche