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

 

Patience guards us against losing our presence of mind, so we can remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Monday

 

To say that one authentic Buddhist practice is better than another, is no different than saying that the yellow pill is better than the red pill.

 

A qualified doctor will prescribe the yellow pill to one patient, and the red pill to another. Both pills work - each one cures a different illness. But if the doctor prescribed the wrong one, not only may it not work, it might actually make the patient feel worse.

 

Similarly, each one of us has our own disturbing emotions, attitudes, inclinations, interests, capacities, karma, and so forth. Just how a qualified doctor prescribes different medicines to different patients with different illnesses, a qualified Buddhist teacher knows what practices would be most suitable for each individual student.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

A hundred things may be explained, and a thousand told,


But ultimately one thing only should you hold.


Know one thing and everything is freed,


Remain with deep awareness of your inner nature.

 

Padmasambhava

Wednesday

 

Once you overcome the hatred within your mind, you will discover that in the world outside, there is no longer any such thing as even a single enemy.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Thursday

 

Understanding that everything is impermanent, that happiness is transformed into suffering, and that all phenomena are lacking reality in themselves and are only projections of our mind, will permit us to counteract the first hindrance to meditation, that is, our attachment to this world.

 

Bokar Rinpoche

Friday

 

Without practicing persistently, we cannot eradicate the habitual tendencies accumulated since beginningless time, nor maintain or stabilize the wisdom that we attained earlier. Therefore, we should spare no efforts in doing all positive actions, and listening, contemplating and meditating on the Dharma.

 

His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

Saturday

 

While in a state of total absorption, like a tiny fish flashing about in a lucid pond and not disturbing it, intelligently inspect the self-nature of the person who is meditating.

 

The First Panchen Lama

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