【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
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.