All of us may not be related to each other by blood.
Nevertheless, because we have a similar cause, similar aspirations and wishes, we are bound by that.
We are bound by what we practice, by what we aspire to.
Therefore, we are all another family for each other.
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa (via EMail, from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling)