【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】未依过患者 The faults of not relying on the teacher P6

【未依过患者】

善巧成就寂静论师,所造《札那释难论》中,亦引经云:
【「设唯闻一颂,若不执为尊,百世生犬中,后生贱族姓。」】
不要说你一心至诚请为阿闍黎,就算你在那个地方跟他听了一个颂字,前面的《宝云经》上面,好几个地方印证了。所以很多地方引经上面来说明,乃至于你只听一个偈子,如果说你不尊重他,不把他看成佛这样的话,你就要堕落,「百世生犬中」。哇!这个百世生犬是很长的时候啊!以后出来的话,「贱族姓」,还下贱,还是下贱。这个法的珍贵是无比的,我们现在所以不了解,是为什么啊?我们烦恼太盛!这个非常严重的这种烦恼炽盛当中,体会不到法的珍贵性,你只要真正肯如理去修的话,那时候你才会慢慢地、慢慢地感受得到。所以修行为什么第一步一定要忏悔,一定要慢慢地净除;愈净除,你那时候就感受都来了,那时候感受你就进步就快了。

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日常师父法语 21B 09’21”手抄稿第三册 P166L8

21BA 09’21” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P166L8
English Lamrim Vol 1, P90

【The faults of not relying on the teacher】

【Also, a citation from the commentary on the Difficult Points of the "Black Enemy of Yama", composed by the great adept Ratnakarasanti, states: 】

【Someone who hears even a single verse And does not conceive its speaker to be his or her guru Will be reborn one hundred times as a dog And then will take rebirth in a bad caste. 】
Not to mention the person whom you have earnestly sought to be your teacher. This is the case even if you have listened to only a single verse from him. This was confirmed in various parts of the Cloud of Jewels sutra. Therefore, in many instances, various references to the sutras were used to illustrate this. Even if you have only listened to a single verse, yet you do not respect and cannot regard him as the Buddha, you will fall into the miserable realms. You "will be reborn one hundred times as a dog." To be reborn one hundred times as a dog is a very long time. After that, you will "take rebirth in a bad caste." You will still be in a lower class. The preciousness of the teaching is unsurpassable. But why do we not understand this now? Our afflictions are too overwhelming. Amongst these extremely severe and blazing afflictions, we cannot come to comprehend the preciousness of the teaching. But as long as you are willing to cultivate according to the teachings, then you will gradually, gradually be able to feel it. That is why the first step to cultivation is certainly to repent. You must gradually purify yourself. As you become more and more purified, that's when this feeling will arise. When you have this feeling, you will advance rapidly.