【依师 Relying on the Teacher】究竟欲乐之根本 the foundation of your deepest aspiration

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依师 : 究竟欲乐之根本

真正古代这个老师,他找老师很慎重,然后呢找了以后一生跟着他,他就是能够把你从凡夫转成圣人,这个才是属于尊重。或者是你这个所谓亲教师,或者是轨范师,或者是依止的阿阇黎,所以你的和尚,然后你的其他的阿阇黎,阿阇黎有好几种,这一种就是我们所谓的尊重。要晓得这个是什么?「究竟欲乐之根本」。平常我们世间求的快乐都是不究竟的,眼前得到一点小快乐,将来受大苦。而这个究竟的欲乐,就是眼前是要付出一点代价的,你必定要精勤努力地去学习,将来的话呢可以得到究竟解脱,这个完全靠那个善知识——自己的尊重。

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日常师父法语📡15B 00'41" ~ 01'44" 手抄稿第二册P233-L5 

15B 00'41" ~ 01'44" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P233-L5
English Lamrim Vol 1  P74

【Relying on the Teacher】 – the foundation of your deepest aspiration

Actually, the ancient scholars looked for teachers with great discretion and, once found, [the disciple] would rely on [the teacher] for the entire life.. [This teacher] is able to help you transform from an ordinary person to a sage – this person is qualified as a guru. He could be your abbot, preceptor or the teacher to be relied upon, which is known as your master; and there are your other teachers as well. There are different types of teachers and this one is our guru. [We] need to know this is “the foundation of your deepest aspiration.” Normally, the happiness that we seek in the secular world is not thorough –- this speck of happiness that you have achieved for the time being, will lead to major suffering in the future. However, this deepest aspiration for the pursuit of ultimate  happiness requires us to invest some cost  at the present moment. You have to strive at studying diligently and, in the future, the attainment of ultimate liberation will be possible. This is all dependent on the virtuous teacher – one’s own guru.