The worst obstacle for a practitioner is when crowds of followers begin to gather and say,
“You are so wonderful, you’re such a great practitioner, you are very special. Please give us teachings. Please guide us.”
Starting to have a great following causes the most difficult kind of obstacle because, unless one is the foremost type of practitioner, one will think,
“Hey, maybe I am special. Maybe there is something to what they say.”
Only the foremost type of practitioner will not be carried away by such positive conditions.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
from the book Rainbow Painting: A Collection of Miscellaneous Aspects of Development and Completion
translated by Erik Pema Kunsang
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