【依师 Relying on the Teacher】对善知识的一念慢心 Towards your excellent teacher – Be mindful of your pride
依师 : 对善知识的一念慢心
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日常师父法语📡17B 18'19"~19'31" 手抄稿第三册P29-L6
17B 18'19"~19'31" Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P29-L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P79
【Relying on the Teacher】- Towards your excellent teacher – Be mindful of your pride
When you rely on the excellent teacher, in your heart, you have to eliminate this - completely eliminate all prides and feelings of superiority. This pride is feeling that you are superior to the teacher, or even looking down upon him. This is an attitude that is absolutely not encouraged, an attitude that we should not have, and definitely should never have it. Regardless of your true capacity, even if you are better than he is, you still have to learn from him humbly. This is a very important concept. If you are unable to abide accordingly in this circumstance, there are two choices, one is to sincerely repent; the other is that you would be better off by leaving. This is certainly true. Otherwise, this would be detrimental to you. Especially in the future, when you meet a true virtuous teacher, any slight arrogance in your mind toward the virtuous teacher will result in very serious, grave non-virtuous effects. This is particularly mentioned in the many scriptures. On the contrary, if you are sincerely inspired to study Buddha Dharma, get rid of the pride and it will be greatly beneficial to you.