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

 

Owning nothing and in prison, an advanced meditator could still feel joyful and free. Whilst somebody else who has every conceivable luxury and freedom, could still feel joyless and imprisoned.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Monday

 

If we are not trapped in the mire of mental constructs,


The manifestation of awareness is directly seen,


Free from constructs.


Without tying knots in the air with the rope of speculation,


May we be skilled in spontaneously resting in the genuine nature.

 

Mipham Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

During this degenerate age in the outer world, there are many natural disasters due to the upsetting of the four elements. Also, demonic forces come with their many weapons to incite the fighting of wars. All of those forces have caused the world to come to ruin and led all to tremble—so terrified that their hair stands on end.

 

Still, the demonic forces find it necessary to come up with new types of weapons. That’s why we make supplication prayers to the three jewels, do the aspiration prayers, the offering prayers and the prayers of invocation. We are responsible for those activities. 

 

Chatral Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

Clouds draw water from the ocean to fall as rain on the earth,

And there is neither increase nor decrease.

 

Just so, reality remains unaltered,

Like the pure sky.

 

Saraha

Thursday

 

At first a yogi feels his mind Is tumbling like a waterfall;

 

In mid-course, like the Ganges It flows on slow and gentle;

 

In the end, it is a great Vast ocean,

 

where the Lights Of Son and Mother merge in one.

 

Tilopa

Friday

 

When you talk you are only repeating what you already know;

 

But when you listen, you may learn something.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Saturday

 

When you realize that all that appears and exists to be your mind, there is no path of enlightenment apart from that.

 

When samsaric existence is freed in itself, there is no awakened state to accomplish apart form that. Once you realize this, samsara and nirvana are not two.

 

Guru Padmasambhava

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