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Old 06-07-2007, 10:54 PM   #3
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Re: Things to look for in a teacher

I would add something to this list.

Make sure your teacher teaches the way he lives his life.

If your teacher tells you about breaking bones, and fighting 20 gangsters, yet he is meek, hiding when something frightens him, he's not for you.

Or if he talks of heavenly glory, and the path of self discovery and openness of character Yet he is rude, has his feelings easily hurt, and talks about others behind their back. Leave him.

It's important that a teacher speak from his own life and experiences.

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