Indebtedness reminds us of our humanity. When we feel indebted, we think about the way we use things, consume things, and where they come from. We begin to notice the people we brush up against on the street each day: the lady at the bank, the waitress who serves us coffee, the UPS man who delivers our parcels. . . . But our indebtedness toward others touches our heart and stirs our compassion, creating no room for indifference.

Dzigar Kongtrul, Light Comes Through