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【The faults of not relying on the teacher】
[ Never disturb in any way the minds of the masters. For, if you are confused and do so, you will definitely roast in a hell. It is explained that those who despise their masters will abide in any of the frightful hells that have been explained— such as the Unrelenting. ]
So under any circumstance, you absolutely do not want to disturb the mind of the masters. In this place, he particularly says not to disturb the master’s mind. In other words, when you are serving the master, you must compromise while considering the big picture, and put the nine attitudes of serving the teacher that are described earlier to practice. See what the master likes. Compromise while considering the big picture in your attempt to understand him. That's the correct way for us to practice. Suppose you don’t understand this and are ignorant; from this point that is indicated here, we now understand that in fact, when we frequently feel that we cannot bear it anymore, that we are unable to accomplish things, these are the times when we are ignorant. These are the times when our ignorance is ablaze. If you have done this out of ignorance, then sorry, you will certainly fall. You will fall to where? The Unrelenting Hell. So we should pay attention to this.