【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】未依过患者 The faults of not relying on the teacher P8
日常师父法语 21B 12’39”手抄稿第三册 P168L5
21B 12’39” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P168L5
English Lamrim Vol 1, P90
【The faults of not relying on the teacher】
So what should you do? You need to think of him as the Teacher.
【It is also the same if they do not develop the idea that the teacher is indistinguishable from the Teacher. 】
The earlier section speaks of you disliking, resenting the teacher. However, to refrain from disliking, to refrain from disliking may not necessarily be enough. You must be sincerely respectful. How respectful must you be? You should view him as the Buddha. If you cannot think of him as the Teacher, in this case, good qualities that have not yet developed will not develop, and those that have been developed will degenerate and then disappear. That's how it is! This is not only true with your own teachers. Take a look at the following.
【This is explained as follows: if you do not respect persons of the third vehicle or monks who impart the teachings, or do not think of them as being the Teacher or as gurus, you have no way to obtain the good qualities that you have not yet obtained. Also, you will only waste those qualities that you have already obtained, 】
It speaks of the third vehicle. This is of course the case for the great vehicle. The main intention of this treatise is to lead us towards the path of the great vehicle. But even for the lesser vehicle, the monks of any vehicle who impart the teachings, if you are not respectful to them, do not view them like your own teachers, like the Buddha, then for you to obtain any good quality, there is no such possibility.