PART ONE: Foundation and Initial Scope

Listening to and teaching Dharma

Meditation

1 Relying on a Spiritual Guide

1 RELYING ON A SPIRITUAL GUIDE
The purpose of this meditation is to overcome any non-virtuous attitudes we may have towards our Spiritual Guide, such as feelings of dislike or thoughts of disrespect, and to cultivate the virtuous attitudes of faith and respect.

BENEFITS

1 We progress towards enlightenment
2 We delight all the Buddhas
3 We are not harmed by demons and other evil influences
4 We easily overcome our faults and delusions
5 Our experiences and realizations of spiritual grounds and paths greatly increase
6 We never lack spiritual friends in all our future lives
7 We do not take rebirth in the lower realms
8 All our wishes, temporary and ultimate, are easily fulfilled