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When a teacher is humiliating a student does it make a difference whether it is an act of compassion, a skillful means aimed at the students ego OR whether it is the teachers mistake or even bad intention? Should the student be able to distinguish these two or can he throw himself away in any case?


The question is: do you trust your teacher? There are different ways of humiliation. If you look at whether it helps you to throw away your ego, or whether it is the teacher´s ego, it should be clear. If you do not know the answer, there is no meaning in doing sanzen with this teacher.


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