Daily Dharma

 

Quotes from Chamtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Buddhism

Buddha Shakyamuni

Sunday

 

A Buddha does not wash away negativities with water;
Nor does he clear away suffering with his hands;

Nor can he transfer his own qualities to us;
He shows the true path; by that alone are beings liberated.

 

Buddha Shakyamuni

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Monday

 

It is crucial to be mindful of death – to contemplate that you will not remain long in this life. If you are not aware of death, you will fail to take advantage of this special human life that you have already attained.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lama Yeshe

Tuesday

 

You must recognize that your real enemy, the thief who steals your happiness, is the inner thief, the one inside your mind, the one you have cherished since beginningless time. Therefore, make the strong determination to throw him out and to never let him back in.

 

Lama Yeshe

Chandrakirti

Wednesday

 

The present always passes, and the past and the future do not exist.


You can look for them wherever you want, but you won’t be able to find them.

 

Chandrakirti

Mingyur Rinpoche

Thursday

 

All the qualities of your natural mind – peace, openness, relaxation, and clarity – are present in your mind just as it is.

 

Mingyur Rinpoche

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Friday

 

The world changes,

Everyday, everywhere.

But the four noble truths remain the same,

Everyday, everywhere.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

His Holiness the Karmapa

Saturday

 

Whether or not we believe in reincarnation, we can each live a purposeful life if we spend our time doing something beneficial for ourselves and others. At the very least, we need to find a way to lead our lives joyfully.

 

But if we do the opposite – what a shame!

 

If we only create misery, we have wasted our lives. What’s more, all the trouble that others have gone through to feed and clothe us becomes pointless.

 

His Holiness the Karmapa

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