The guru is the equal of all the buddhas. To make any connection with him, whether through seeing him, hearing his voice, remembering him or being touched by his hand, will lead us toward liberation. To have full confidence in him is the sure way to progress toward enlightenment. The warmth of his wisdom and compassion will melt therefore of our being and release the gold of the buddha-nature within. Only a true Master can teach with only action or Mudras (Symbols) or teach without words and action, mind to mind, and convey the most profound essence of all Buddha’s 84,000 teaching, this is the Pointing To our Inner Secret Buddha Mind All these Teacher have only one purpose, ….. to lead us to the Inner Secret Teacher of our Wisdom Buddha Mind. Until we attain to the Inner Secret Guru, we need to depend on all these other Teachers, especially the authentic Physical Teacher.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche