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Great teachers appear, highly realized, amid the deluded people of this decadent age…

They are extremely knowledgeable; they have mastered all the sciences and bestowed teachings on fortunate disciples.

However, if the disciples do not practice these teachings, they become superficially learned, which only increases their arrogance.

They may develop some discipline, but it only increases their infatuation with their own virtue.

They may reach a high position, but it only propagates greed, aggression, and laziness.

These disciples have the same defects as ordinary people and so produce benefit neither for the dharma nor for sentient beings.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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