The Karmapa began the afternoon session by reading from the remaining text of the Guru Yoga section of the Torch of True Meaning:
“There are four factors for devotion to become the path….if you see the guru as having faults, the impurity of your own mind stream is to blame. How could Buddhas have any faults? Let them do what they will, even should you see them having sexual relations, telling lies and so on, meditate thinking: this is the best way to train disciples, because of this he will undoubtedly ripen and liberate many sentient beings. This is a hundred, a thousand times more marvelous than keeping a pure moral code….
In particular, when he reprimands you, think that this extinguishes bad karma; if he slaps you, think that he is driving away spirits and Read the rest of this article