【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】 依师是站在巨人肩膀看天下 Relying on the Teacher is like looking at the world from the shoulder of a giant

依师: 依师是站在巨人肩膀看天下

【故于最初,依师轨理,极为紧要。 】

所以在这个地方啊,「依师」,注意哦,很有意思!这个「依」字是个大学问哦!不是没有老师啊,你懂不懂依师的道理,你能不能去依他,这个是个学问。这个轨则、这个道理绝端地重要,绝端地重要!一直到现在为止,我们大家总觉得:哎呀,到处啊天下乌鸦一般黑!那是凡夫啊!没错。但是这个黑的当中,却有像太阳这么光明的善知识在,就看你有没有这个眼睛了,看你有这个本事,有没有去依靠他了。所以「依师」这个道理很重要。

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日常师父法语14A 14:55~15:44 手抄稿第二册P189-LL7

14A 14'55" ~ 15'44" Vol. 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P189LL7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P70

Relying on the Teacher – Relying on the Teacher is like looking at the world from the shoulder of a giant

【Therefore, the way you initially rely on the teacher is important,】

So in this section, "rely on the teacher," pay attention to this, it is very interesting! There is a great deal to be learned from this word "rely"! It is not whether there are teachers around, but whether you understand the principles on how to rely on the teacher, whether you are able to rely on him. This needs to be learned. These guidelines and principles are extremely important, extremely important! Up until now, we would always feel that, "Aiya, all the crows in this world are black!" That’s how ordinary human beings are! It is not wrong to say that. However, amidst this blackness, there is the presence of an excellent teacher who shines bright like the sun. It depends on whether you have the eyes to see this, and whether you have the ability to rely on him. So this principle of “rely on the teacher” is very important.