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

 

Through being partial towards our lama, lineage and practice, we believe we are upholding them.


But to praise our own side whilst disparaging others is the source of attachment and aversion.


'To give all this up' is my heart advice.

 

Longchenpa

Monday

 

With bodhicitta one enjoys happiness. With bodhicitta one enjoys even sorrow. With bodhicitta one enjoys what is there. With bodhicitta one enjoys even what is not there.

 

It is because of bodhicitta that one gives up the pleasure of meditative concentration, and in order to relieve others of their suffering, goes down to the deepest hell as if into a pleasure park.

 

Khunu Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

It is present and transparent, utter openness,
Without outside, without inside -
An all pervasiveness
Without boundary and without direction.


The wide-open expanse of the view,
The true condition of the mind,
Is like the sky, like space:
Without center, without edge, without goal.

 

Shabkar

Wednesday

 

The expectations that you bring to your meditation are often the greatest obstacles you will encounter.

 

In very simple terms, the most effective approach to meditation is to try your best without focusing too much on the results.

 

Mingyur Rinpoche

Thursday

 

Profound and tranquil, free from complexity,
Uncompounded luminous clarity,
Beyond the mind of conceptual ideas;
This is the depth of the mind of the Victorious Ones.


In this there is not a thing to be removed,
Nor anything that needs to be added.
It is merely the immaculate
Looking naturally at itself.

 

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Friday

 

Life doesn't stay in place, even for just a moment.

 

Gampopa

Saturday

 

Without thinking that death will come, one will be absorbed in plans for the future. Then after having done the many and futile activities of this life, one will leave utterly empty-handed.

 

What a mistake! Why not practice now?

 

Padmasambhava

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