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【The benefits of relying on the teacher】
【The Garland of Birth Stories states:
Any intelligent person should not be distant from excellent beings
And should rely on these virtuous beings in a disciplined manner. Once you are close to them, particles of their good qualities
Will stick to you automatically. 】
"Once you are close to them," ah! It is because you are close to the teacher, the "particles of their good qualities," this good qualities...the use of the word "particles" is just indescribably beautiful! Usually there are many things that we do, we would be prudent and handle with care. And it would seem that after we do so, there will be a good result. But now, when you rely on an excellent teacher, you will develop good qualities everywhere, everywhere. It is like being exposed to dust particles everywhere, but now you are exposed to good qualities everywhere. It’s that excellent! So it is absolutely true, if you get it right. If you can serve, rely and honour the teacher in accordance with the teachings, by doing so accordingly all the time, whether you are eating or sleeping, you will be developing good qualities throughout twenty-four hours a day. It’s like dust particles, you cannot get away from it. Wherever you are, it will stick to you. It’s that excellent!
This says, "Will stick to you automatically"! Hey, hey! That excellent. From now on, you would strive earnestly. But after much endeavoring, you realized that you have only conditioned yourself with non-virtue. What’s the reason for this? It is stated right here.