Friday, 5 September 2008
KARMAPA: What a Master is NOT
1- A master is not somebody looking for followers, but someone eager to advance in the path while helping others to progress as well.
2- A master has NOTHING to teach; he just provides opportunities for learning.
3- A master does not know everything, but he can LEARN from everybody and from any situation.
4- A master is not from another world; he just knows very well the world of SELF-DELUSION.
5- A master is not MORE THAN anybody; he is LESS (selfish, proud, ignorant...)
6- A master is not perfect; he knows and works on his own imperfections.
7- A master is not charitable, but COMPASSIONATE.
8- A master does not flatter; he tells you what has to be said.
9- A master is not authoritarian; but his words and actions are AUTHORITATIVE.
10- A Master is simply someone who has SEEN the TRUE NATURE
OF MIND, and has ESTABLISHED himself on that REALIZATION.