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

 

No matter how rough the surface of the ocean becomes, a great stillness can be found below.

 

So too, beneath the turbulence of disturbing emotions, a vast expanse of peace awaits.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Monday

 

It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tuesday

 

Even in times of peace, a nation foresees the eventuality of war, and remains ready to respond. In the same way, stay on the alert, and prepare yourself for death by practicing the Dharma. Like an eternal harvest, it will keep you supplied with provisions for the life to come and will be the very basis of your future happiness.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

Like the morning mist that dissolves into thin air,

Going nowhere but ceasing to be,

Waves of conceptualization, all the mind’s creation, dissolve,

When you behold your mind’s true nature.

 

Tilopa

Thursday

 

We must not forget that the mind of all beings and that of the Buddha are not fundamentally different.

 

Kalu Rinpoche

Friday

 

We shouldn’t get carried away. We shouldn’t get lost when things happen to us. Getting lost in good things is as bad as getting lost in bad things. We should not get lost in anything. We should always be aware and mindful.

 

Tai Situ Rinpoche

Saturday

 

As in a dream, all the external objects perceived with the five senses are not there, but appear through delusion.

 

As in a magic show, things are made to appear by a temporary conjunction of causes, circumstances and connections.

 

As in a visual aberration, things appear to be there, yet there is nothing.

 

As in a mirage, things appear but are not real.

 

As in an echo, things can be perceived but there is nothing there, either outside or inside.

 

As in a city of gandharvas, there is neither a dwelling nor anyone to dwell.

 

As in a reflection, things appear but have no reality of their own.

 

As in a city created by magic, there are all sorts of appearances but they are not really there.

 

Patrul Rinpoche

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