The Sutra of Ksitigarbha (Ksitigarbha-sutra) says:
  Listen to the teachings with one-pointed faith and respect.
  Do not censure or deride the speaker;
  Honor your instructors—
  Develop the idea that they are like a buddha.

Thus, as this says, view the instructor as being like a buddha. Eliminate disrespect; honor him or her with homage and goods by offering a lion throne and the like.

Excerpt From: Tsong-kha-pa. “The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: The Lamrim Chenmo: Volume One”

BW Monastery 吉祥宝聚寺 – 第10卷A面

没有一个人不经过无量阿僧祗劫的,这根本无法算,所有的人都是这样,所以单单时间长,没有用。什么啊?他长时地修习。这个修习,那真苦了,真苦了!我们为了确实体会到这个情况起见,今天叫你多做一点,哎呀,你受不了了,不愿意;叫你少吃一点,你受不了,不愿意;叫你委屈一点,你不愿意。现在呢,什么样的苦事都我来担,什么样的好事都送给人家,受尽种种的委屈都我来,不容易吧?不容易!教我们在这地方受它一天都不容易,受它一年都受不了,他是无量阿僧祇劫啊!不单是一个人哦,还有很多人哦!佛在这个整个的团体当中成佛的时候,譬如我们佛出世,单单一个佛没有用哦,还要这么多菩萨弟子,那些人每一个人都是经过这样地修习。那个时候,自他圆满的时候,那个时候佛才应世出现。所以这个难,极难极啊,太难了! 那我们现在,乃至稍微辛辛苦苦挖宝,挖到一个金钢石,哎呀,觉得宝贝得不得了, (p38) 比之金钢石,那个佛算起来,那个金钢石简直是垃圾都不值啊!三千大千世界送给你,都绝对不能比,这样地难哪!然后呢,佛固然难,法也是如此。实际上法比佛更难,为什么?佛出世佛说得清清楚楚,说了很多法,他跟阿难说-地上挖了一点土-说:”阿难哪,你看我爪上这个土多,还是地上土多啊?””当然地上土多。”佛说:”我说的法只是爪上那么一点点,我没有说的法地上那么多。”喔唷,这个法啊这样啊,这样难得呀!所以它时间又长,又这么地难得,它更重要的,因为它能够真正解决问题,所以珍贵极了!这个法有什么好处? p.

Seeing the Guru as Buddha

Without guru devotion, nothing happens—no realizations, no liberation, no enlightenment—just as without the root of a tree there can be no trunk, branches, leaves or fruit. Everything, up to enlightenment, depends on guru devotion.

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book presents extensive teachings on guru devotion by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a contemporary exemplar of the practice. Rinpoche explains the importance of the spiritual teacher, advises the correct way to develop a student-teacher bond, and offers commentary on each traditional guru devotion sub-topic found in Lama Tsongkhapa’s lam-rim.

Drawing from nearly fifty teachings, this treasure is the result of seven years of painstaking editing by Ven. Ailsa Cameron. Not only does it include teachings on the traditional sub-topics that fall under guru devotion found in Tsongkhapa’s lam-rim, but also a useful outline to guide your reading, several supplementary prayers and teachings from other renowned Tibetan masters, and inspiring images of Lama Zopa, Lama Yeshe and other amazing teachers peppered throughout.

A perusal of this masterful work by Lama Zopa Rinpoche will assuage any doubts about the utility or possibility of “seeing the guru as Buddha.”

Heart of the Path eBook & PDF

Heart of the Path eBook & PDF- Bundle eBook Format (mobi, epub & PDF) Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as the BuddhaBy Lama Zopa Rinpoche The He

References 参考资料:​​
  1. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) (Volume 1), Shambhala Publications
  2. The Heart of the Path, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
  3. Heart of the Path eBook & PDF, The Foundation Store
  4. The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha – Kindle edition by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ailsa Cameron. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @
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