Re: Direct to Source ..
Sep 14, 1996 08:11 AM
by liesel f. deutsch
Right on, Eldon!
>No one can do things for us. But this does not mean that coaches, teachers, and
>the moral support of fellow students, our sangha, are not invaluable in
>the Path. A good teacher does not give a student pat answers, and expect rote
>memorization. A good teacher teaches the student to think for himself, or for
>herself, and *brings out the innate capabilities in the student*. This is what
>a bona fide Guru can do, or a Master, and it's really, I think, the polar
>from the effect of someone like a Catholic Priest, someone simply telling
>things and powerless to inspire their lives nor evoke in them some genuine self
>exertion and spiritual growth.
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