the supreme most method

the supreme most method

The concept of the guru is very complicated. Guru always gets misunderstood as master. I don’t know whether master is guru. We don’t know yet. I don’t think so. Most probably not. Because – I don’t know – sometimes the master seems to have a connotation of learned one. So it comes within the context of education, accomplished being, from the more education point of view. Guru is not necessarily like that. As I said guru is a very complex – but I think this might help. Guru is not limited as the master but guru is the path also. Guru is everything. Guru is the breath. The color of this grape. The spaciousness of this room. But again, as I speak like this, there is a danger to categorize guru as “e v e r y t h i n g” which is like very abstract. So in this way guru is also personalized. So anyway, in the Mahayana, and specially in the Vajrayana tradition guru is probably the most important method. You know we were talking about the wisdom and the method. Method. Probably the supreme most method.

The 3 Principal Aspects of the Path, Hongkong 2013 (podcast 20-23)