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

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche



In the struggle against the emotions, if you lose your vigilance even for a moment you have to revive it at once - in the same way that a swordsman in battle who lets slip his sword must pick it up again immediately.


The very instant a negative emotion arises, the thought of using the antidote should occur to you.


What else is the Dharma for, if it is not to stop you giving full vent to your negative emotions?


Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche




Had I not known sorrow and deep regret,
How could I have entered the path to release?



Kathok Situ Chokyi Gyatso



Without desires, attachment, or any particular agenda or itinerary,

With no selfish concerns, simply roaming freely from place to place,

For the sake of others, benefitting impartially those to be trained,

This is the way of the very best type of pilgrim.


Following holy masters who are non-sectarian and free from faults,

Receiving their Dharma teachings without sectarian bias or conflict,

And gathering virtue in sacred places without partiality or attachment,

This too is the way of the superior pilgrim.


Kathok Situ Chokyi Gyatso




With few wants, be content with what you have,
And with gratitude repay any kindness you receive.

Overcome anger and arrogance,
And let humility rule your mind.

Give up any unwholesome kind of living,
And pursue a livelihood in keeping with the Dharma.

Do away with your addiction to material things,
And adorn yourself with the riches of the highly realized beings.


Avoid getting attached to anything at all,
And stay free from craving and desire.
Attachment not only keeps you from happy births,
It kills the very life of liberation.



Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye



Liberation as ever-perfect does not refer to the liberation of a Buddha that has occurred in the past, such as that of Shakyamuni Buddha, but to the way in which countless beings are liberated right now and will continue to be liberated in the future simply by realizing their primordial purity.


The basis, the path, and the ultimate result in this system are all of a singular, undifferentiated nature - total, pure awareness. Thus, the primordial freedom that one seeks to attain by practicing the spiritual path is something that one already possesses.


Intrinsic freedom is itself the path that leads to the actualization of the goal.


Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

Chatral Rinpoche



Without hoping to know all while missing what’s most important, I'll remain throughout my life within the understanding of the one thing that liberates all.


Chatral Rinpoche

Patrul Rinpoche



Breathing gently, people enjoy their slumber. But between one breath and the next there is no guarantee that death will not slip in.


To wake up in good health is an event which truly deserves to be considered miraculous, yet we take it completely for granted.


Patrul Rinpoche

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