In the practice of Tantra, the guru is very important and many qualifications have been outlined in the various Tantric writings for Tantric masters. A Tantric master who confers the empowerment ceremony should possess the necessary qualifications. It is important, therefore, for the disciple to examine whether a person he/she wishes to take on as a lama, or guru, possesses these qualifications.
This point has been emphasized in the Tantra. It is said that, even if it were to take twelve years to be convinced of a person’s qualifications, one should definitely take that time to convince oneself.
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