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

 

All the wealth you've acquired from beginningless time until now has failed to fulfill all your desires. Cultivate therefore this wish-granting gem of moderation, O fortunate ones.

 

Milarepa

Monday

 

It is said that the difference between buddhas and sentient beings is like the difference between the narrowness and the openness of space. Sentient beings are like the space held within a tightly closed fist, while buddhas are fully open, all-encompassing.

 

Basic space and awareness are innately all-encompassing. Basic space is the absence of mental constructs, while awareness is the 'knowing' of this absence of constructs, recognizing the complete emptiness of mind essence. Space and awareness are inherently indivisible.

 

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

 

Kalu Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

A bodhisattva benefits all beings equally, without discriminating between enemies and friends. Giving food, clothes and the like to others can only bring them temporary and limited relief; it does not help them at the moment they die, nor after their death.

 

But if you can establish all beings in the dharma, you will help them in a way that is both immediately beneficial and beneficial for their future lives. Practicing the dharma enables them to free themselves from samsara and achieve enlightenment - so that is the way to truly repay your parents' kindness. Any other way is not enough.
 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Thursday

 

Experience is always changing, like the movement of clouds against the sky.

 

Realization - the stable awareness of the true nature of your mind - is like the sky itself, an unchanging background against which shifting experience occur.

 

Mingyur Rinpoche

Friday

 

The key to human happiness lies within our own state of mind, and so too do the primary obstacles to that happiness.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Saturday

 

Why do we need devotion? Generally speaking, we need devotion because we need enlightenment. In one way, enlightenment can be understood very simply as a release from certain obsessions and hang-ups. Until we are free from these obsessions and habits, we will wander endlessly in samsara, going through all sorts of anxiety, suffering, and so on.

 

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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