【依师 Relying on the Teacher】恶友 Bad friend
依师 ： 恶友
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日常师父法语📡17B 01'02" ~ 01'49" 手抄稿第三册P19-LL2
17B 01'02" ~ 01'49" Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P19-LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P78
【Relying on the Teacher】- Bad friend
This bad friend, in fact, affects our study of Buddha Dharma – it is the most serious and worst. This bad friend does not mean someone who argues and fights with you today. Well, [seemingly] good friends come to tell you, “Alas, so and so, why are you suffering here! Let’s go out to have fun – drink and chat.” You felt great [hearing this], this is a bad friend. So we have to be very clear about this concept. Moreover, when the teacher is berating you, this bad friend comes along and tells you, “Sigh, I really sympathize with you! Someone like you who is so remarkable – you have great worldly knowledge, yet you gave it all up to come here. Rightfully, the others should praise you; whereas the teacher not only did not praise you, he scolds you.” Sigh, when you heard it, you were full of zeal. Very sorry! This is the most dreadful aspect of a bad friend, precisely this.