【依师 Relying on the Teacher 】大乘善知识 A Mahayana teacher
依师 : 大乘善知识
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日常师父法语📡14B 15'50" ~ 16'39" 手抄稿第二册P209-L2
14B 15'50" ~ 16'39" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P209-L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P72
【Relying on the Teacher】 - A Mahayana teacher
Virtuous teacher Drom-don-ba said: “What is this Guru of Mahayana like? When the guru speaks, the students will be initiated with deep understanding.” It is not merely telling you, “this is the [knowledge] you need!” It is not like that! The Mahayana teacher is capable of resolving all sorts of issues, totally settling them. As for the recognition of the encompassing teachings – it is of virtuous and complete quality, and perfect knowledge. Therefore, when you practice accordingly, he will teach you in a systematic order unmistakably – what is the immediate benefit and what will the future ultimate effect be like? Thus, it is flawless between cause and effect, and the systematic sequence is completely in order. With these [good qualities], he is then a true virtuous teacher.