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If you don’t find a teacher soon, you’ll live this life in vain. It’s true, you have the Buddha-nature. But without the help of a teacher, you’ll never know it. Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.

If, though, by the conjunction of conditions, someone understands what the Buddha meant, that person doesn’t need a teacher. Such a person has a natural awareness superior to anything taught. But unless you’re so blessed, study hard, and by means of instruction you’ll understand.

~ Bodhidharma

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4 Responses to “Are You One In A Million?”

  1. I am certainly one in many many many millions that are still stuck in samsara.
    :oo:

  2. Kathleen Berger December 21, 2010

    We all wander in samsara occassionally at best…

  3. Shen Shi'an December 22, 2010

    May the wandering be part of the process of finding the way out!

    :cheerful:

    Amituofo

  4. Alone in a Canyon December 23, 2010

    The wandering is the journey and
    the way out is the way in… :heart:

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