【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】亲近胜利者 The benefits of relying on the teacher P11
日常师父法语 20B 23’42”手抄稿第三册 P140L8
20B 23’42” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P140L8
English Lamrim Vol 1, P88
【The benefits of relying on the teacher】
【And also the Sutra of Showering the Tathagata’s Inconceivable Secret (Tathagatacintyaguhya-nirdesa-sutra) says:
Sons and daughters of good lineage, rely upon, become emotionally closer to, serve, and venerate the guru with great respect. If you do so, your thought will be virtuous through hearing virtuous teachings, 】
So now, for those who fulfilled the prerequisites and are truly sons and daughters of good lineage, when they actually train in Buddhism, the first thing they need to do is to get close to an excellent teacher. When one relies on an excellent teacher, he should venerate the excellent teacher with great respect, and rely upon him and serve him with this attitude. If you can do this, then all the following benefits will come to you. What are they? "Your thought will be virtuous through hearing virtuous teachings." The reason an excellent teacher is an excellent teacher because he can absolutely transmit the sublime teaching of the Three Jewels to our body and mind accordingly. This is the virtuous teaching. This is the virtuous teaching. It is because you have heard this virtuous teaching that your thoughts accord with him. Therefore, you have "virtuous thoughts." This is the first important concept.