The suffering of sentient beings does not truly exist. The Buddha himself taught that Buddhas and sentient beings are of the nature of equality, that they are no different. It was not students who said that we are the same as the Buddha in order to bring the Buddha down. The Buddha himself said that.

— Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche 44.