【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】没有人教我就不行吗？If no one teaches me, then it cannot be achieved?
日常师父法语14A 16'46" ~17'18" 手抄稿第二册P190-LL2
14A 16'46" ~ 17'18" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P190-LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 70
[Relying on the Teacher] – If no one teaches me, then it cannot be achieved?
[For attaining freedom there is nothing more important than the guru.] For a person who truly desires to train in Buddhism, there is nothing more important than this. Next, it cites:
【It is sufficient to learn the activities of this life by watching others, but you will not learn them well without an instructor. Likewise, without a guru, how can we succeed in traveling to a place where we have never been, having just been reborn from a miserable realm. 】
If you look at the present mundane world, comparing the learning between the mundane world and the supramundane world, you have no idea how much easier it is to learn things in the mundane world. And, you can see what the others are doing. You can just watch others and mimic them. But I am sorry! If there is no one to teach you how to do it, you will still not be able to do it [well]. Without someone to teach you, you just can’t do it!