We cannot expect the Dharma to work if we simply say at the very outset that, ““I am going to be enlightened quickly and become a Buddha,” and then go about collecting tantric initiations. Rather, we need to begin by eliminating our non-virtuous actions. This can happen only when we ourselves make efforts, and take the responsibility to work with the afflictions in our own minds.

~GYALWANG KARMAPA TEACHES ON “A DHARMA VAST ENOUGH TO INCLUDE THE WHOLE WORLD”
http://the17thkarmapa.blogspot.tw/2012/07/gyalwang-karmapa-teaches-on-dharma-vast.html

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