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 often think the only way to create happiness is to try to control the outer circumstances of our lives, to try to fix what seems wrong or to get rid of everything that bothers us. But the real problem lies in our reaction to those circumstances. What we have to change is the mind and the way it experiences reality.

 

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Monday

 

When some great teachers of the past reflected on the rarity of human existence, they did not even feel like sleeping; they could not bear to waste a single moment. They put all their energy into spiritual practice.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

Many people continuously prepare for their future, by making more money, building more houses, creating more roads, and so on - no matter how uncertain their future may be.

 

What is certain, however, is that in the future, sooner or later, each and every one of us will die. Therefore, we must prepare for our death also.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

When you suffer, if you take that not just as your own suffering but rather as the nature of samsara, then you are understanding the most important point of Buddha's teachings.

 

Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Thursday

 

When a man is parched by thirst,
The thought of water brings no relief.
Only drinking can quench his thirst.

Similarly, information differs from direct experience.


The exhausting search for information,
For mere objective knowledge,
Becomes needless with direct meditative experience.

 

Mipham Rinpoche

Friday

 

It is sometimes said that the longest journey we take is the journey from the head to the heart.

 

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Saturday

 

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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