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A Master Teacher Produces Brilliant Students

名师出高徒 (Mingshi chu gaotu); a Chinese idiom that means “A master teacher produces brilliant students.”

We see teachers in all areas of our lives. At school, in the temple, on the playground… teachers are everywhere.

We are often teachers to others.

We need to constantly ask the question, “Who is my teacher?” Don’t be fooled, we always have one. And if a master teacher produces brilliant students, what does a mediocre teacher produce?

It’s hard to find a master teacher. So we float around and learn things here and there. Then we move on. A sort of teacher-student carousel.

But what do you do when you find a good teacher?

You hold onto that teacher. You follow that teacher, because master teachers are worth their weight in gold.