Seeing a student’s potential ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

A guru should be able to see a student’s potential and know that any negative quality the student exhibits can be transformed and that therefore that student is a worthy recipient of aspiration. There should be no competition, no preference for some students to get enlightened faster; it’s not a race. If the guru judges too much, valuable time will be wasted. Excessive judgment indicates a lack of understanding of the fundamental view of dependent arising and equanimity. A path designed by such a guru will have a panicky and finicky quality.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

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