Rinpoche discusses the meaning of “pores of the guru” as expressed in the section on the guru’s qualities in Lama Chopa. Pores of the guru not only refers to other disciples of our own guru, but also to their family and animals. All of these pores are a higher object of offering than the numberless buddhas, Dharma, and sangha and the numberless statues, stupas, and scriptures. In the large monasteries, there are thousands of sangha, and when we make offerings to them—even tea, while thinking that they are the pores of our guru, for example, of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we collect unbelievable merit. The teaching for this episode was recorded on April 06, 2018, at Great Stupa Of Universal Compassion, Australia.