【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】摄彼等义亲近善知识 A summary of the meaning of relying on the teacher P14
日常师父法语 22B 05’50”手抄稿第三册 P200L7
22B 05’50”Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P200L7
English Lamrim Volume 1, pg 92
【A summary of the meaning of the previous five parts】
【Once you have done this, you will quickly become like the conquerors’ child Sadapraudita, who had perfect courage, and the youthful Sudhana, who knew no limit in his search for teachers. 】
If we can do this, ah, then it won’t take long! Why? Because our obscurations are cleared and the collections of merit and wisdom are accumulated! If you have this cause, then of course you will quickly procure the effect. Isn’t that simple! So we might think, "Oh! It’s too far to think about becoming a Buddha." It’s not that far away! Sudhana did it in one lifetime. As long as you can plant the correct cause, then there it is! So regarding these two, one is the Sadapraudita Bodhisattva in the Prajna Sutra, the other is the Sudhana Bodhisattva in the Array of Stalks Sutra. I will not say in detail about their stories here. Sadapraudita is a Bodhisattva described in the Prajna Sutra. Why is he called the "constant-tearing" Bodhisattva? It is because he frequently cried as he sought after excellent teachers. He went as far as tearing out his physical heart to give to others— in order to seek for the excellent teacher. It was as arduous as that! Sudhana, he is someone we are more familiar with. If you can do this, then before long you can and will achieve.