The Great Compassion of My Teacher

Countless buddhas who worked
For the sake of all sentient beings
Have departed, and because of my misdeeds
I was not among those healed by them.
— Shantideva, Engaging in the Deeds of Bodhisattvas

In other words, we should think as follows: 
"I was not born in the right places, nor did I go to places they visited; also, every past saint could not guide me and gave up on me. I am the dregs of the dregs. What great compassion my teacher has in rescuing me now in this way.

~Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

Yan Ru Teo