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.” 

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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.