Are you really a practitioner? If you wish to become a practitioner, start by transforming the afflicted emotions into bodhicitta. This we can do, although it is a little difficult to practise. In reality, if you do not have great realisation in your practice, it is difficult to transform the mind. What we do first is to turn the mind to calm abiding. When we do that, we realise that this Dharma, this Buddha Dharma is really quite incredible. We get to turn this crazy monkey mind to calm abiding. Is this not the incredible blessing of the Guru? Is this not the incredible blessing of the Guru and the Three Jewels?