In the beginning, we give our teacher our attention and interest
by listening, contemplating and deepening our understanding.
In the middle, out of respect and devotion we offer them our support-
investing our time and energy because of the impact their teachings have had on us.
In the end, it is our responsibility to preserve and share the teachings,
so we choose to embody the teachings, to become their working basis.
That is the way of commitment and generosity, the way in which we follow their example.
This is the greatest offering we can make to our teachers.