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



Shariputra, I proclaim that out of all generosities, the giving of Dharma is supreme.


Shakyamuni Buddha



It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama



Gratitude spreads happiness. So open your eyes and look around the richness of creation around you. You are here now today. You are amidst this wondrous display. In silence and grace spend a moment to feel the interconnectedness between yourself and the entire universe. And whenever you experience this grace flow within you, you will find gratitude. 


Khandro Rinpoche



Sentient beings are limitless. Therefore if we cultivate bodhicitta by relying on the understanding that there are limitless sentient beings, our cultivation of bodhicitta becomes limitless too. The authentic cultivation of limitless bodhicitta is accomplished that way.


Then if our cultivation of bodhicitta is limitless, it goes without saying that the benefits would be limitless too. But the problem is that we do not fully understand that sentient beings really are limitless.


We may talk about "all old-mother-like sentient beings who are equal to space", but nobody seems to fully understand just how vast the universe actually is. And no one seems to know that it is pervaded by sentient beings. Some scientists even say that there are no inhabited worlds except planet earth. But such a perspective is too narrow! It is like only seeing the eye of a needle!


Yangthang Rinpoche



I am not really impressed by someone who can turn the floor into the ceiling or fire into water. A real miracle is if someone can liberate just one negative emotion.


Lerab Lingpa



With realized persons, the subject, the object, and experience arise fully as the awareness wisdom of ultimate peace and openness.


Tulku Thondup



No matter what you do, no matter what situation you are in - whether walking, sitting, eating or lying down - always suspend your attention within the nature of nondual awareness.


Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

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