Daily Dharma

 

Quotes from Chamtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Buddhism

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Sunday

 

No matter how many times you are reborn and die, your mind is beyond birth and death. Only its state changes, from subtle to coarse, from coarse to subtle.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

Monday

 

Learn to tame your mind,

and never spoil the mind of others.

 

His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

Buddha Shakyamuni

Tuesday

 

A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.

 

Buddha Shakyamuni

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Wednesday

 

Buddha-nature exists in everyone no matter how deeply it may be covered over by greed, anger and foolishness. Buddha-nature can not be lost or destroyed; and when all defilements are removed, sooner or later it will appear.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Milarepa

Thursday

 

When you are young and vigorous
You never think of old age coming,
But it approaches slow and sure
Like a seed growing underground.
When you are strong and healthy
You never think of sickness coming,
But it descends with sudden force
Like a stroke of lightning.
When involved in worldly things
You never think of death's approach.
Quick it comes like thunder
Crashing around your head.

 

Milarepa

Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

Friday

 

For however long I have left to live,
May I be devoted to the Dharma from the very core of my being,
And may whatever I do, say or think,
Be directed only to beings' good,
Never entangled in selfish desires!

 

May I set out upon the path to liberation,
And, mounting the steed of bodhicitta,
May I lead all beings to happiness!

 

Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

Longchenpa

Saturday

 

If realization does not dawn from within, dry explanations and theoretical understanding will not bring the fruit of awakening.

 

To put it simply, unless we blend our own mind with the Dharma, it is pointless merely to adopt the guise of a practitioner.

 

Longchenpa

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