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

 

Acknowledge your own failings,
But don’t look for faults in others.
Make known the good points of others,
But keep quiet about your own best qualities.

 

Atisha

Monday

 

If you don’t reflect on death and impermanence,
There’ll be no way to practise Dharma purely.
Practice will remain an aspiration,

One that is constantly postponed.
And you may feel regret the day that death comes,

But by then it’s too late!

 

Chatral Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

Look at your life. Look at the ways in which you define who you are and what you’re capable of achieving. Look at your goals. Look at the pressures applied by the people around you and the culture in which you were raised. Look again. And again. Keep looking until you realize, within your own experience, that you’re so much more than who you believe you are. Keep looking until you discover the wondrous heart, the marvelous mind, that is the very basis of your being.

 

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

You are Buddha in your essence. Nothing can corrupt that, nothing can shake that. That is real confidence.

 

Tai Situ Rinpoche

Thursday

 

It is said that if all the wise beings came together and contemplated for aeons and aeons about which is the most beneficial thing one could ever have, they wouldn’t find anything more exalted than bodhicitta - the compassionate wish to attain the enlightened state of a Buddha for the benefit of all beings.  

 

Denma Locho Rinpoche

Friday

 

Self-clinging is the source of all our problems. It is the basic ignorance from which all the disturbing emotions start.

 

If there is a self, then there are others, and if there is a self and others, there is attachment to the self and anger towards others.

 

This situation creates the basic three disturbing emotions, which are desire, anger, and ignorance. From these three arise others, such as jealousy, pride, miserliness, etc.

 

Once these disturbing emotions are present, they soon develop into physical, verbal and mental actions. When we perform such actions, it is like planting a seed which leads to the growth of suffering.

 

His Holiness Sakya Trizin

Saturday

 

When there is an “I”, there is a perception of other,

And from the ideas of self and other come attachment and aversion,
As a result of getting wrapped up in these,
All possible faults come into being.

 

Dharmakirti

To see more quotes, select a different week

Print Print | Sitemap
© Bodhicitta 2017