When your ego is in the way, a master or your mentor can talk for one hour and you will not understand a single word.
A woman went to see a great Sage with all her problems, and asked him, “How should I solve all these?” The Sage replied, “DOG”. And the woman went away happy, thanking the Sage profusely.
The problem to all her problems was in that single word, “Dog”. And because she listened without her ego, she immediately grasped what it meant: to apply in her life the best quality of a dog; loyalty, obedience, love, patience, perseverance and persistence.