Commentary on "The Guru Inseparable from Avalokiteshvara" – Dr. Berzin
Dr. Alexander Berzin
With this tantric practice, we strive to be inspired to develop the compassion of our spiritual teacher, whom we see identical with Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha-figure incorporating the compassion of all the Buddhas. Practicing this daily is very beneficial because it includes many different aspects of our Buddhist spiritual path, such as refuge, bodhicitta and the four immeasurable attitudes. They are not to be trivialized or just rushed through as quickly as possible, because they set the whole mental and emotional framework for the entire practice.