Daily Dharma

 

Quotes from Chamtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Buddhism

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Sunday

 

Live and die without regret by making full use of your precious human life while you have the chance, or you might look back and wish that you had started practice today.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Buddha Shakyamuni

Monday

 

Focus, not on the rudeness of others,
Not on what they've done, or left undone,
But on what you have and haven't done yourself.

 

Buddha Shakyamuni

Milarepa

Tuesday

 

I study my mind and therefore all appearances are my texts.

 

Milarepa

Yangthang Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

In the natural state as it is, we should not become distracted by the external display, nor should we grasp internally. We should experience a state where there is not even a hair's worth of clinging or grasping to any experience.

 

Yangthang Rinpoche

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Thursday

 

Ordinary people do not question the commonly accepted version of reality. They conform to the standard values of subduing enemies and cherishing friends and family. Materialism, ambition and mundane achievements are the worldly hallmarks of success.

 

We experience the phenomenal world and our minds as solid and truly existent. Very few people doubt these assertions and question their validity. Yet, the process of disbelief is the first step on the spiritual path.

 

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Saraha

Friday

 

To leave aside your own nature and search elsewhere is extremely deluded.

 

Saraha

Gampopa

Saturday

 

Abandon a bad custom, even if it comes from your father or your ancestors.


Adopt a good custom, even if it is practiced by your adversaries.


Do not take poison, even from the hand of your mother.


Gold, even given by an enemy, still has all its qualities.

 

Gampopa

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