How to rely on spiritual mentors in thought and deed

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Part of a series of teachings on the Gomchen Lamrim by Gomchen Ngawang Drakpa.

  • It’s important to approach our relationship with our spiritual teacher with a positive motivation
    • The relationship with the spiritual teacher is different from any other type of relationship
    • We shouldn’t relate to the spiritual teacher in the habitual ways we relate to others
  • How to relate to them in thought
    • Having confidence in their ability to guide us
    • Recalling their kindness, we generate gratitude
    • The Sutra of the Ten Dharmas and The Array of Stalks Sutra describe what our spiritual mentors do and how they are kind to us
  • How to relate to the spiritual mentor in our deeds
    • Offering material things
    • Offering service
    • Offering our practice
  • The benefits of relying on our spiritual mentor
  • The drawbacks of not relying on them
  • Cherishing our teacher doesn’t mean we have to agree with them on everything

Gomchen Lamrim 04: How to rely on a spiritual mentor (download)

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