All virtuous deeds originate from virtuous teacher and the virtuous teacher can produce benefits and happiness like a fertile field. Every fault we eradicate and each merit we gain are all dependent on the virtuous teacher. Beginning from our spirit of enlightenment, accumulating merits in the process, to becoming a Buddha in the end, we cannot abandon our virtuous teacher to achieve our own attainment on this path towards Buddhahood. Consequently after we have met our virtuous teacher, the most important thing is to cultivate faith towards our teacher and constantly remember our teacher’s kindness continuously.
《希望·新生》【四季法语】夏 #170 Summer · Four Seasons Words of Wisdom [Hope·Embark]
「万善根本从师出，能生利乐如良田」，每断一个过失，生一个功德全赖于善知识。 从开始发心，中集资粮到最后成佛，整个成佛之路我们不可能离开善知识独自去成就。 所以值遇善知识后，最重要的一点就是要持续不断地修信念恩。