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Quotes from Chamtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Buddhism

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Sunday

 

Many people keep on preparing for their future by making more and more money and buying more and more things, no matter how uncertain their future is. The only thing that is certain is that sooner or later each and every one of us will die. So surely we must prepare for our death also.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Monday

 

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

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

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

Gyaltsab 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

Mipham 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

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Friday

 

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

 

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Saturday

 

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

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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