** 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 **

Everything happens due to causes and conditions

There are some common misperceptions among students about receiving blessings and guidance.
We cannot blame anyone when the desired support does not arrive at the precise moment we may wish for it, such as when we find ourselves in a desperate situation. Nevertheless, this can lead some individuals to lose faith. In such a scenario, we have to take a step back and seriously examine our circumstances, and in this way we can come to understand how everything in our lives occurs due to causes and conditions. Nothing happens without a reason or a cause. So we cannot simply hope for something to happen without putting in place the requisite causes and conditions. Otherwise, we will only end up disappointed by our own unrealistic expectations.
But what are the causes and conditions for receiving guidance and support in our lives? Firstly, it is important to follow the advice of the Triple Gem and gurus. Specifically, it is essential to watch our actions with mindfulness in order to ensure that we are avoiding all kinds of non-virtue and practicing acts of virtue. This is critical for safeguarding our present and future. Above all, in order to receive the blessings of the Buddhas we must follow their guidance and apply the appropriate antidote whenever harmful emotions arise, since these are obstacles to happiness, blessings, and liberation. If our heart is closed and we stick to our old bad habits, then we can’t realistically expect anything good to come to us. For our own sake as well as for the benefit of others, we must act rightly, whether we find ourselves in a happy moment or a troubled time