【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】亲近胜利者 The benefits of relying on the teacher P2
日常师父法语 20B 07’04”手抄稿第三册 P131L5
20B 07’04” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P131L5
English Lamrim Vol 1, P87
【The benefits of relying on the teacher】
"You will not be bereft of future teachers." This is because the conditions you've created are exactly that! You are always following your teacher closely. This is exactly the effect of karma and dependent arising. You will not be apart from the teacher, will not be apart from him, whether in the fruitional effect or the causally accordant effect. If you can be close to an excellent teacher, of course then you will not fall into miserable realms! The bad, and the karmic obscurations will slowly be eliminated, "neither bad karma nor afflictions will overpower you." Afflictions will not be able to affect you, and of course, nor will the bad karmas. We are constantly whirling in our bad karma and afflictions now. Once you have an excellent teacher, this is stopped. What about your actions? They will not contradict the Bodhisattva deeds. If you are a lay practitioner, you observe the lay Bodhisattva vows. If you are a renunciate, you follow the renunciate Bodhisattva vows. You will practice them very accurately.
"Through mindfulness of the Bodhisattva deeds, and by not contradicting them your collection of good qualities will continue to increase." Since you are able to rely on an excellent teacher and receive his instructions, therefore your understanding, your arising thoughts will accord with what is proper. This is "mindfulness." This is very important.