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



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



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



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



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.





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


Mingyur Rinpoche



The world changes,

Everyday, everywhere.

But the four noble truths remain the same,

Everyday, everywhere.


Chamtrul Rinpoche



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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