【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】示法性谛令解脱 Sages liberate by teaching the truth of reality.
亲近善知识 - 示法性谛令解脱
日常师父法语20B 10'31" ~ 11'08" 手抄稿第三册P133-L2
20B 10’31” ~ 11’08” Vol.3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P133 L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P73
Relying on the Teacher – Sages liberate by teaching the truth of reality.
【How to rely on the teacher, the root of the path 】
Assuming you can receive the support from the excellent teacher, you will absolutely not fall into the miserable realms, will absolutely not fall into the miserable realms! However, you should know something here. This is not a consequence of the excellent teacher's good qualities, but [a consequence] of you acting according to the teaching under his care. The requisite conditions to receive the care of the excellent teacher is very important. Even though the excellent teacher can support you by telling you, "So and so, you should do this. You shouldn't do that!" But if you glare at him and grumble at what he says, then it all becomes useless. The next time, he will not tell you anymore. Even if you prostrate to him, he will not take you in. It is not because he won't support you but you have rejected it, thus it will be of no use to you. Since you have rejected it, it is of no use to you. This is what we should know.