The very essence of the Spiritual journey ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

To follow a Guru, you have to navigate so much. You have to wrestle with your instincts, go against your character and habits. You should realize that navigation through struggle is the very essence of the Spiritual journey: crossing mountains, valleys, rivers, and deserts in search of the answer. This is the Voyage that you have chosen to take. And the Guru will test if a student is ready for the profound teachings by assigning various difficult tasks.


Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book The Guru Drinks Bourbon?


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