** 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 **

Endurance of hardship will lead to one’s goal

As practitioners, the challenges to our goal of total

freedom are immense and it may often feel like an uphill battle. However, every hardship that we undertake is meaningful since it brings us close to the realization of our goal. Thus, as practitioners, we must be prepared to endure a certain amount of difficulties in order to achieve our goals, but by working wisely, patiently, and with right effort, it is just a matter of time until we enjoy the fruit of our labor. In summary, regardless of the hardships we may face in our daily lives, every step in the right direction is always valuable for our spiritual growth.