【依师 Relying on the Teacher】具相弟子 Suitable recipient of the Teachings
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日常师父法语📡17A 02'17" ~ 03'16" 手抄稿第三册P04-L5
17A 02'17" ~ 03'16" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P04-L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P77
【Relying on the Teacher】 - Suitable recipient of the Teachings
It [the Lamrim] tells us, first, we need to analyze the self: are these qualifications present? If one is endowed with these qualifications, one should be delighted. Otherwise, strive at it right away. Thus, the primary importance is to enable ourselves to become a suitable recipient of Buddha Dharma. On this point, I would like to remind all of you again to keep this in mind: we should never say things like this, sigh! “Well, looking around this world, there are none who are qualified!’’ This is completely wrong, totally mistaken! Completely wrong, how wrong it can be! We should quietly introspect to verify whether I am a suitable recipient of Buddha Dharma; this is a required quality. If you are unable to have this quality, even if you are in the Buddha realm, there is only one path for you – miserable realms. This is very important.