Daily Dharma

 

Published week by week, you will find a quote for each day

of the year from the past and present masters of Buddhism

Sunday

 

We should watch and instruct our mind with Dharma from time to time, since all kinds of emotions are surging through it - such as the desire for fame, benefits, and ease - or the dislike for being nameless, or insulted.

 

His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

Monday

 

Why would you invest all that energy on those plans for the future if you were not somehow blindly convinced that you are still sure to be here in this world for a long time to come?

 

The great practitioners of the past described themselves as “yogis with the thought of impermanence implanted firmly in their hearts.” They saw clearly the futility of ordinary pursuits.

 

Their minds were entirely turned toward the Dharma.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

The origin of all demons is in mind itself.


When awareness holds on and embraces any outer object, it is in the hold of a demon.

 

Machig Labdron

Wednesday

 

A bodhisattva is someone who has taken on the sole task of meeting the needs of others, no matter how difficult that might be.

 

His or her self-centeredness has been reduced to the point where wisdom, love, and compassion arise naturally, benefiting any situation. So the mind of a bodhisattva is heroic, vast, and of limitless benefit.

 

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Thursday

 

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Friday

 

Appearances are mind, mind is emptiness, emptiness is spontaneous presence, spontaneous presence is self-liberation.

 

The Ninth Karmapa

Saturday

 

Don’t follow past thoughts, don’t anticipate the future, and don’t follow illusory thoughts that arise in the present, but turning within, observe your own true nature and maintain awareness of your natural mind, just as it is.

 

Garab Dorje

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