Thank you, Venerable Nagasena, for opening my eyes to my clinging to expectations. I do not blame my teacher or friends. I do not blame anyone. I do realize the problem was my clinging.
Thank you also for the generous advice, and your wishfulness.
With loving-kindness and a great heart,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nagasena" <nagasena@...>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 8:33 AM
Subject: RE: [SanghaOnline] Devotion to one's Teacher
> Dear Darrell
> ... I think you have lots of expectation from your teacher...
> Buddha always advises us not to attach too much. Attachment is harmful. You will produce lots of ego, if your expection does not happen accordingly. Keep everything open without attachment. What you need is to see and to accept as the situation really is. Let your ego go by using the power of wisdom. Do not blame your teacher or friends but correct your mind with right understanding and right intention. Don't be dishearted but be a wise and start again with a real experiece!!! I wish you successful.