【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】亲近胜利者 The benefits of relying on the teacher P17
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【The benefits of relying on the teacher】
【They produce more roots of virtue in one morning than those who give gifts to, worship, or observe precepts from limitless tens of millions of Buddhas. Those who respect and serve their gurus are endowed with unimaginable good qualities. 】
In regards to the accumulation of the collection, there, the sutra immediately referenced to it. This says that if you do this for "limitless tens of millions of Buddhas" - this means you plant all sorts of roots of virtue before limitless Buddhas. What does this include? Generosity, ethical discipline, or making offerings, like that, it would be doing this much. To observe precepts, to do all the virtues, all kinds of virtues, these will amount to something incredible, something incredible! Now for us, all we have to do is to serve the teacher for half a day, just half a day. The merits obtained from doing this will surpass the merits created by making offeringsto the limitless Buddhas, the many benefits we will obtain from doing this. Therefore this type of merit is inconceivable. The amount of this merit is beyond your imagination, the amount is beyond your imagination!