When you find a spiritual master, then attend him properly without allowing your own arrogance and ego to interfere. Support his activities through sincere service and provision of necessities, but particularly through application of the teachings into practice-experiencing as well as understanding the teachings. If you are overpowered by arrogance and selfish purposes, then you will not receive the blessings no matter how great the spiritual master is or how powerful and profound the teachings may be.
from the book The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem Of The Noble Teachings
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