The relationship with the spiritual master
Author: Alexander Berzin.
Meeting a spiritual teacher can be the most important experience of your life. On the other hand, it can quickly turn into a real mess, so much so that the reactions of the disciples can range from a blind divinization of the master to the most burning and painful disillusionment. Starting from the various names given to the spiritual master in the Tibetan tradition, Alexander Berzin explores the reasons for such excesses, in a careful re-examination of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism aimed at discovering what they have to tell us about the disciple-master relationship itself.