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

 

It is very difficult to practice Dharma due to the habits of disturbing emotions that keep us attached to the worldly preoccupations of this life. It's as if you have to climb a mountain with a burden of heavy baggage on your back.

 

You have to undertake a very long and arduous journey in your Dharma practice, but it is very easy for you to lose your footing and fall down on the way. Furthermore, your fall back down again will be very swift, much swifter and further than for those who do not carry much of this kind of baggage.

 

When you climb up a steep mountain, it is very difficult and very tiring, similarly the practice of Dharma is also challenging. To achieve ultimate happiness you have to maintain Dharma practice diligently.

 

When you practice Dharma, you have to abandon any doubts and practice it with a single-pointed mind. There is no need to have doubts concerning Dharma, because since time without beginning, an ocean of practitioners have already attained enlightenment through this kind of practice.

 

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Monday

 

Freedom is not something for which you are looking outside of yourself.

 

Freedom is within you.

 

Akong Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

When we start to study in order to increase our wisdom, we come to know what the causes and conditions are of suffering and happiness. Gaining insight in this, the eradication of suffering and acquiring happiness becomes easier.

 

Drupon Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

Even if you must die tomorrow, study today.

Though you may not become a sage in this life,

Your knowledge will be preserved for the future,

Just like wealth deposited and then reclaimed.

 

Sakya Pandita

Thursday

 

You keep going. That is the bodhisattva’s way. As long as it benefits even one being you have to, without any sense of discouragement, go on.

 

His Holiness the 16th Karmapa

Friday

 

If one knows that everything is impermanent, one does not grasp, and if one does not grasp, one will not think in terms of having or lacking, and therefore one lives fully.

 

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Saturday

 

True love is the desire to maintain the happiness of all beings impartially, regardless of whether we like them or not.

 

Ling Rinpoche

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