From Club Nondualite: Learn To Be A Good Swan

In the age of kaliyuga, you find no perfect masters, so be like a swan who can separate milk and water.
— Padmasambhava

So even in the eighth century, there were "problems" of ethics between masters and disciples. Padmasambhava continued:

 

“It’s most unlikely to find a perfect master in our times, totally free of faults, and even if an ordinary person meets a perfect buddha today, he or she would not be able to see the perfection. It’s therefore much more important to extract the milk from the water.” 

Read more from Eric Pema Kunsang at http://levekunst.com/club-nondualite/

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Eric Pema Kunsang is a translator of ancient Buddhist scriptures, author, bridge-builder to modern life, Buddhist teacher & meditation instructor. Board of director at 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. Founder of Rangjung Yeshe Publications and LEVEKUNST art of life. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author. Erik's website & retreats.