There is no contradiction between the need to examine the guru and the understanding that the guru is our own perception. In fact, the two positions complement each other. Basically, we must always examine our owin perception. Other than that, there is nothing to examine.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
from the book The Guru Drinks Bourbon?
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