【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】亲近善知识的次第 Stages on how to rely on the Teacher

亲近善知识的次第

这个亲近善知识不是含含糊糊的,不是说我们现在,哎哟,我把时间省出来一部分,给善知识跑得去,侍候他一点点哪!不仅仅是如此。刚开始是的,刚开始我们不是一口气就可以达到最圆满的,一步登天不可能,那么我们慢慢地学习。真正到深的时候,他会全部精神注意、了解善知识要什么,善知识希望的是什么,就这样。你能够这样去做的话,啊,那就对!

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日常师父法语19B 21'03" ~ 21'40" 手抄稿第三册P99-L4

19B 21'03" ~ 21'40" Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P99-L4
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 84

[Relying on the Teacher] – Stages on how to rely on the Teacher

To rely on a teacher is not done in a perfunctory manner. This does not mean that we should now, ah-yo, spare some time to go to the excellent teacher and serve him for a little while! This does not mean only that. This is what you do in the beginning. In the beginning, we cannot expect ourselves to be perfect in one breath. It would be impossible to reach the sky in a single step. So we learn it gradually. When one goes deep into this practice, one will devote his entire energy and attention to understand what the excellent teacher wants, what the expectations of the excellent teacher are. Just like this. If you are able to do this, ah, that will be correct!