“Before setting out on the Path of Liberation and enlightenment, we need to meet a true qualified master. To find such a person we must first understand the characteristics that exemplify such an individual. When we go to school we need a good teacher. If your teacher is a complete moron without any skill, how can you learn anything from him?  In the same way the kind of spiritual teacher we are looking for is a person who can guide us all the way to liberation and the omniscient state of enlightenment.”
Rainbow Painting, Tulku Urgen Rinpoche