Someone follows the wrong teacher due to their own heavy karma, due to their own wills and due to the mental kleshas (negative emotions) in their minds - Longchen Nyingthig Vietnam

Someone follows the wrong teacher due to their own heavy karma, due to their own wills and due to the mental kleshas (negative emotions) in their minds

Everyone knows that it is very important to follow a qualified dharma teacher who can lead you to the correct dharma way. Sometimes people follow the wrong teachers due to their bad luck, misfortune and misunderstanding. So due to their bad luck misfortune and misunderstanding, they have been unable to connect with the genuine dharma. When seeing such people one feels very sorrowful and pity, but it is not easy to save them. That is because of their heavy karma and ignorance and also because of their willfulnessand kleshas. Mental kleshas are so strong.

Mental kleshas are everywhere in peoples’ minds. Because kleshas, or negative emotions, are the reason we are born in the human realm. I see this human realm as very similar to the realm of the jealous gods, because jealousy is the treasure in peoples’ hearts. That’s why it’s impossible to be with someone who is not jealous. I personally, have grown up with different kinds of jealous people everywhere, different kinds of jealous people including my friends, relatives, khenpos, lamas, and tulkus including people with very close connections. That’s the reason that anyone, including me, finds it very difficult to be “the perfect one” for everyone.

 Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “History of the Winter Retreat and Other Related Matters of Longngon Monastery”

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