A Strong Determination to Help the Students
You must realize that providing guidance to a person's heart is an uphill task, due to the great hardship you have to incur! You have to repeatedly explore, observe and deliberate. In addition, his mood is unpredictable, he could be close to you at certain times yet distant at other times. In moments such as these, you must remain firmly consistent in your disposition 一 when you are kind to me, I will treat you in this way; a few days later, you are unkind to me, I will still treat you the same way; you think of me negatively, I am like this; you go against me, and I am still like this. I am unswerving from start to finish, my heart towards you remains unchanged.
Through these many times of turbulence, he will come to realise, "Oh, you won't change!". His strong resistance towards you will gradually dissipate. On the other hand, if you had reacted in tandem with his changing moods, all your hard work would have come to naught. You simply would not be able to help him. Please bear in mind! Strengthen your determination to help the students again and again. You must cause the "you" in the students' mind to be resolutely firm 一 you will remain unswerving from start to finish in caring for him, always be there for him as he grows and progress.