** 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 **

Teacher and student

We are not physically present with our teachers nearly 99 percent of the time,

and in these moments we might engage in harmful actions mentally, verbally, and physically. Some may wish their gurus to be present with them at all times, but this might create friction with one’s teacher because we are not perfect. As many past masters have explained, the relationship between teachers and students is like the age-old relationship between bees and flowers. This means you should learn to live on your own and fully apply the precious advice and guidance you receive from your teachers and be ever-mindful and watchful of pitfalls. In this way, you should be your own teacher and student, since you cannot hide from your own shortcomings. This approach may be one of the best ways to protect ourselves from negative emotions and maintain our golden relationship forever.