Just don’t try to apply the social habit to the spiritual path. Just don’t do that. Because that’s when you get taken advantage by, by the so called “gurus” you know? Then they tell you, “oh, you know, you have to do this for me, and to do that for me!” you know? “If you are my student, and don’t go to other teachers, don’t go to other lineage! Other lineage are bad!”, you know, “only be my followers! My sponsor” or, you know “follow to me!”
So sometime they even become so tricky and then they become very victim character, you know? And that sort of a thing. I’ve had enough with this kind of people. You know, some people they are so tricky and to manipulate the students and the sponsors and they always put themselves in the position of the victim.
Or they go to the extreme length where they say “I’m your guru, I’m the one who give you the refuge, and therefore I’m your guru and you’re my student” and that sounds so ridiculous! You know? You can take a refuge anywhere, any time, you know? When you do practice everywhere in this world, you know, you are taking refuge all the time, you know? And one time refuge doesn’t make somebody your guru, you know? You can take a refuge anywhere, you know. Anytime. There’s no limit in that, you know?
Number one – don’t jump into the conclusion that you need to find a guru. Just forget about it. Practice Dharma. Dharma is far more beautiful than finding the guru. If you find the Dharma and the renunciation in heart, the Guru will find you. You know, you don’t have to find the guru, you don’t have to go for the supermarket.
And I’m not trying to be cool here, and I’m not trying to be westernised.
And some people’s way of thinking. In reality, it’s the British way of thinking, it is a bit like that, not like this.
It’s not like that, you know?
FB Livestream – 23 October 2022 (58′ 37”)
To be continued …