【依师 Relying on the Teacher 】 未得正见，先具信心 Prior to obtaining the correct view, we should first have faith
依师 : 未得正见，先具信心
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日常师父法语📡14B 06'11" ~ 06'54" 手抄稿第二册P203 L3
14B 06'11" ~ 06'54" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P203 L3
English Lamrim Vol 1 P71
【Relying on the Teacher】 - Prior to obtaining the correct view, we should first have faith
Therefore, we have to recognize one thing here: to talk about upholding the precepts before recognizing the correct view, the timing is not there yet. Thus, prior to obtaining the correct view, we should generate “faith” – to trust and rely on the virtuous teacher and listen to him. Then, what does this prerequisite depend on? It is the recognition that I am sick – in the midst of the great illness of ignorance. By then, you recognize your own illness of ignorance, and have the awareness that all [your] mental activities are wrong. That is the time when you willingly rely on others. Otherwise, you will think that you are always right and view others negatively; this situation is inevitable.