Actually, it is a big mistake not knowing the importance for all sentient beings of learning and practicing the Dharma. Sentient beings all possess Buddha nature. Through the incessant effort of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, surely everyone will eventually come to realize this. Just the process may take longer to come to fruition; until then, we should also strive to gain that realization on our own.
~ Depicted from THE RIGHT VIEW : The Four Noble Truths - The Path Out of Samsara