Everything is in you, in your heart. Buddha is in your heart. Enlightenment is in your heart. All qualities are in your heart. They are not found anywhere else. But at the moment they are locked up. We need the key to unlock these qualities.We need to know how to unlock this box. The key is the Dharma; the key to Dharma is practice; and the key to practice is the root guru.The meaning of root guru is spiritual father. The guru is not for controlling or brainwashing. He just gives us advice to help us on our path.To trust and have confidence in the root guru will help us open the box of the qualities that are nowhere else but within our heart.
[photo by Richard A. Heckler]