The true teacher is most present in his absence.

It is then that all he has taught takes root, grows and blossoms.

The student despairs for his teacher’s guidance,
and in that yearning, the student leaves behind his old way of thinking.
His mind opens to receive all that his teacher gave him,
to think as his teacher thought,
to know as his teacher knew.

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