Daily Dharma

 

Quotes from Chamtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Buddhism

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Sunday

 

When you want to drink tea, then no matter which variety that you decide to make, you will always need water, a pot, and heat. If you lack any one of these, there will be no tea.

 

Likewise, when you choose one of the many paths that lead to buddhahood, you will always need renunciation, bodhicitta and right view. If you lack any one of these, you will not become a buddha.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Monday

 

Why would you invest all that energy on those plans for the future if you were not somehow blindly convinced that you are still sure to be here in this world for a long time to come?

 

The great practitioners of the past described themselves as “yogis with the thought of impermanence implanted firmly in their hearts.” They saw clearly the futility of ordinary pursuits.

 

Their minds were entirely turned toward the Dharma.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Machig Labdron

Tuesday

 

The origin of all demons is in mind itself.


When awareness holds on and embraces any outer object, it is in the hold of a demon.

 

Machig Labdron

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Wednesday

 

A bodhisattva is someone who has taken on the sole task of meeting the needs of others, no matter how difficult that might be.

 

His or her self-centeredness has been reduced to the point where wisdom, love, and compassion arise naturally, benefiting any situation. So the mind of a bodhisattva is heroic, vast, and of limitless benefit.

 

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Thursday

 

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Ninth Karmapa

Friday

 

Appearances are mind, mind is emptiness, emptiness is spontaneous presence, spontaneous presence is self-liberation.

 

The Ninth Karmapa

Garab Dorje

Saturday

 

Don’t follow past thoughts, don’t anticipate the future, and don’t follow illusory thoughts that arise in the present, but turning within, observe your own true nature and maintain awareness of your natural mind, just as it is.

 

Garab Dorje

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