** If you see your Guru as a Buddha, you will recieve the blessings of a Buddha ** If you see your Guru as a Boddhisatva, you will recieve the blessings of a Boddhisatva ** If you see your Guru as a friend, you will only receive the blessings of a friend **

Interdependent nature of life

In life as an ordinary person, we cannot afford to keep ourselves withdrawn from the outside world

simply concerned with keeping ourselves happy. Regardless of the difficulties that we might face along our journey of life, we have to engage with the world to maintain connections with societies for the benefit of ourselves and others. For instance, even making something as simple as a glass of orange juice requires not only our own effort but also relies upon the hard work of many other individuals along the way. Therefore, even a little success requires working with others and facing the ups and downs that come along with that. Simply worrying and complaining will not get us anywhere. Thus, putting in the right effort and working with others towards mutually beneficial and achievable goals will help us live a meaningful life.