【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
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!