11 On the Guru and the Student
Know that the Guru transmits the key to reaching the Mahamudra.
By showing you the nature of yourself, by showing you your own reflection,
the Guru gives you the means to centre your being.
The student in turn must show discipline and effort, as well as devotion
Of these, the first two are essential if any progress can be made, and
the lack of the last two is a sign of a barrier in the student's own consciousness.
One who is a student should not be overly proud, but also should not
be overly humble; the Guru has chosen you because he saw in you the means
to be taught.
Remember this when your work becomes difficult.
But the responsibility for using the gifts given by the Guru is entirely
Remember this to avoid becoming lazy.
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