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

 

Bodhicitta is the electricity of spiritual practice. If it is cut, nothing works anymore. Animated with bodhicitta, all ordinary activity, all works in the world become a path to awakening.

 

Bokar Rinpoche

Monday

 

Please be careful in the future to pay attention. Karma can be very subtle and tricky. We might think something is no big deal, but it may turn out to have serious consequences, so pay good attention to the karmic process. This is what every practitioner needs to pay attention to — even those with the highest realization.

 

Dudjom Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

Regardless of the emotion being experienced — be it desire, anger, pride, jealousy, envy, greed, or whatever — what is really going on is a shift in attention.  The mind is expressing itself in a different way. Nothing implicitly requires one to presume that this emotion has any reality in and of itself… It is just that the mind is expressing itself in a different way than it was a moment ago.

 

Kalu Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

Rest in natural great peace, this exhausted mind,
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.

 

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Thursday

 

As we wake in the morning and before we go to sleep at night, we remind ourselves that our goal is to develop and realize compassion. This is all we need. Other meditations and mantras are useful but it is only compassion that embodies the very deepest wisdom. To carry out our decision to liberate every sentient being, our day should begin and end with the thought of removing all suffering for everyone, forever.

 

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Friday

 

A dewdrop sticks not to a lotus leaf,
A lotus flower is untouched by water.
The same way the wise cling to nothing at all,
Not to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.

 

Buddha Shakyamuni

Saturday

 

Among others, keep a check on your speech;

When alone, keep a check on your mind.

 

Atisha

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