DALAI LAMA: (Translated.) I found a statement made by one Francisco Varela’s teachers very helpful. The teacher said that as scientists we should not become attached to our research. I often tell my fellow Buddhist colleagues that as Buddhists we should ensure that we do not become attached to Buddhism.
There are historical examples in the Buddhist world, for them: Critical questioning and analysis were crucial, not an attachment to a particular creed. That opens the way to questioning the literal truth of statements attributed to the Buddha. It is considered an affliction to have a clinging attachment to one’s views or standpoint; it is actually listed as an affliction, and this is referred to as the superiority of one’s views.
— Emotional Awareness: A Conversation Between The Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman, Ph.D. (2008)