【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】摄彼等义亲近善知识 A summary of the meaning of relying on the teacher P4
日常师父法语 22A 21’07”手抄稿第三册 P191L4
22A 21’07”Master Discourse Vol 3 P191L4
English Lamrim Volume 1, P92
【A summary of the meaning of the previous five parts】
【Moreover, it is as Chay-ga-wa said, "When relying on the guru, there is the chance that you might give up your guru." 】
When he first came, I had a good impression of him. I feel that no matter who, as long as he sets a foot inside the circle of Buddhism, I will always have the utmost praise for him. The second day morning, after he came, it so happened that there was a lay practitioner who came to give us some pistachio nuts, I think that's what it was. And then I left it in my room. The next morning, I took it out and told him, "So and so, could you take this to offer to the Buddha?" Just like that. "And then take it to the dining hall later." So he took it from me and left it somewhere. He didn't do anything with it. I didn’t say anything. After a long while, I finally saw that it was being offered on the altar. So I told him, "After offering, you can take it down." He said he offered it in the afternoon, so we should wait until morning before taking it down. So from the time that I handed it to him, until the time it got to the dining hall, it took three days. When I saw this, I felt it was a loss, such a loss! At the time, I thought to myself, "Ah, I don't know how I can help him, but I must strive to help him."