The lama-student relationship and money
Money becomes a real obstacle in forming a true lama-student relationship. So if it’s real dharma you want, if it’s a real lama-student relationship you want, then this is something you should keep in mind.
For example, if you see me to be a lama of yours, and you genuinely wish to rely on and take teachings from me, then don’t give me money. Instead, listen very carefully to what I say and do your best to implement it, then we’ll become extremely close.
If you give me money, I’ll definitely be able to let you go. But if you practice the dharma and become a true practitioner, never will I be able to let you go or give up on you.