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

 

We should remember that the main obstacle which prevented us from generating bodhicitta before was the distinction we made between friends and enemies.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Monday

 

The self is simply a vague and convenient concept that we project now here and now there onto a stream of experiences, and is nothing in or of itself.

 

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

Mind's nature is and always has been Buddha.

 

It has neither birth nor cessation, like space.

 

When you realize the real meaning of the equal nature of all things,

 

To remain in that state without searching is meditation.

 

Garab Dorje

Wednesday

 

Shakyamuni Buddha compared attachment to drinking salt water from an ocean. The more we drink, the thirstier we get. Likewise, when our mind is conditioned by attachment, however much we have, we never really experience contentment.

 

Mingyur Rinpoche

Thursday

 

Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, "I am of no value", is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Friday

 

Mind, which is like lightning, a breeze, or passing clouds,


Is coloured by its various thoughts of everything under the sun,


But when examined thoroughly is found to lack a basis or origin.

 

Just like a mirage on the horizon, it is devoid of essential nature.


While being empty, it appears; and while appearing, it is empty.

 

Mipham Rinpoche

Saturday

 

Everything in this world, including yourself, your emotions, your feelings and senses, all are fully interdependent. Nothing is independent... And yet, we are not smart enough to understand or realize it.

 

Interdependence itself indicates to you that everything is not existing by itself, as it appears to be to you. So, this is Emptiness in the Buddhist philosophy. Emptiness, Voidness or Shunyata, is the thing that is not really existing as it appears to be because of it being interdependent.

 

Gyalwang Drukchen Rinpoche

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