Author Topic: Why is it that "the Guru can do NO wrong" ?  (Read 12675 times)

SabS

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Re: Why is it that "the Guru can do NO wrong" ?
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2019, 03:33:42 AM »
A Guru is only a Guru once you accept him as your Guru and he takes you on as a student. It has been taught that we need to examine closely the person before you accept him as your Guru. So the rule of "the Guru can do no wrong" is only applicable to after the acceptance from both parties. Once we accept him as our Guru, then we must see him as perfect as the Buddha. Our Guru is the reflection of our thoughts. Whatever we may think of the Guru, it is our state of mind that sees that. For example, if we see our Guru as kind, then we have it in us to realise kindness. If we see our Guru as patient, then we too understand patience to be able to see that. The more good qualities we see in our Guru, the more good qualities we see within us. Of course, there is the opposite which we should not wish to do. Seeing our Guru in negative light means we have that negativity in us too. Besides, thinking the Guru is wrong will not increase our faith and true reliance on him to teach us the path out of sufferings. Then why even bother having him as our Guru?

Drolma

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Re: Why is it that "the Guru can do NO wrong" ?
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2019, 06:09:31 AM »
In Vajrayana practice, guru devotion is very important for us to gain attainment. All Mahasiddhas such as Naropa, Milarepa gained enlightenment due to their strong guru devotion. Tantra practice is a very fast way to gain attainment and it is very important we do it in accordance with the instruction. If we cannot follow our guru's instruction before receiving tantra practice, how are we sure we will be able to follow the Tantra practice instruction?

Our guru has a mind of a Buddha but he is very kind to manifest in human form so he can guide us. Since our guru is a Buddha, he will never harm us. When our guru manifest anger or he is displeased with us, it is because he is helping us to improve and clear our deluded mind. Only a real guru will be kind enough to show us his wrathfulness because he wants to help us to clear our obstacle or negative karma quickly.

If we feel angry when our guru uses the wrathful method on us, it will not help us to grow or gain realisation, it will only create the cause for us to be further away from our guru and Dharma. If we contemplate and regret we will see our mind changes for the better. We have to always remember, it takes a lot of merits to meet a qualified guru. When we have found one, never to abandon our guru. Whatever hardship we are going through in our spiritual practice is nothing compared to losing our guru.