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【The faults of not relying on the teacher】
【Never disturb in any way the minds of the masters. 】
There was a fellow practitioner who stood in the back and turned on the fan because he felt hot. So it was blowing. At the time, I was not sure of what was happening ? He might have seen me just turn back to take a look. He then immediately turned the fan off. At that time, I applauded him in my mind. Why? I was not thinking of this in particular that day, but I have thought of it before. Every time that I saw Venerable Guǎng Huà come out, I always felt, I always thought he was the real important spiritual support behind all of us. Based on my understanding now, for all matters here, whenever he was present, we would regard him as the utmost priority. He was someone who was severely ill. So when he came out, he was so weak and fragile. So do you think he could tolerate the wind from the fan? The fan was turned on the last few times that we were in here. But I thought everyone was really very good, by doing our best to point the direction of the fan away from him. However, even though we tried to avoid that, the draft was still pretty strong. I wanted to talk about this a few times but stopped short. But that morning, when I saw the action [of that fellow practitioner], I felt so touched in my heart.