【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】亲近胜利者 The benefits of relying on the teacher P8
日常师父法语 20B 17’05”手抄稿第三册 P137L3
20B 17’05” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P137L3
English Lamrim Vol 1, P87
【The benefits of relying on the teacher】
【Teachers will be closer to one who has no doubt about their words.】
It further says that, if you have no doubt about the teacher's verbal instructions, you will be closer to him. If not, you would otherwise be thinking, "Eh! For him to tell me this, what is his motive?" If you start to doubt, then you are doomed! What we are training here, is the training of the mind. If you have one thought of doubt in your mind, you will not be able to get close to the teacher. It’s that serious. So why is training in faith the first thing we should train in? This "faith" will purify any trace of doubts and worries which accord with afflictions. No matter how the teacher treats you, your faith of him would never waver! Therefore he told us earlier that we should have the nine attitudes - like the attitude of a diamond, of a dutiful child, of the foothills, of a dog, and of foundation. What's the reason for them? Like the attitude of a sweeper, no matter how many times, no matter how dirty the task may be, you would feel that “Ah! This is being humble with humility. Like a dog, no matter how he berates or kick you, your mind will never waver. No matter how many difficulties you encounter, you will never back down. This goes to the point where you won't even have a single doubt in your mind!” Eh! Then it would be right. This is when you can get close to the excellent teacher. What else do you need?