Daily Dharma

 

Quotes from Chamtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Buddhism

Sunday

 

Your Buddha nature is beyond the differences of culture and gender. It does not matter where you come from. It does not matter whether you are a woman or a man. You must always understand this. You must have confidence in the fact that in this life that you have now, you can become a great practitioner.

 

Chamtrul Rinpoche

Monday

 

If you recognize the emptiness of your thoughts instead of solidifying them, the arising and subsiding of each thought will clarify and strengthen your realization of emptiness.

 

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Tuesday

 

In the monastery of your heart and body,
you have a temple where all buddhas unite.
 

Milarepa

Wednesday

 

The object of knowledge in dream is not seen when one awakes. Similarly the world disappears to him who is awakened from the darkness of ignorance.


The creation of illusion is nothing but illusion. When everything is compound there is nothing which can be regarded as a real thing. Such is the nature of all things.

 

Nagarjuna

Thursday

 

Our fundamental nature is intrinsic. No sane, intelligent human being is impeded from being in touch with this basic nature. There is no one standing between you and it, no one is appearing like a mara to perform dances of distraction.

 

At any given moment, each one of you - even with no understanding of Buddhism - has the natural potential to realize you are completely and inseparably united with your intrinsic wisdom nature. You have never been separate from it for a moment. It is not a sometimes-there-sometimes-not quality or an adornment that’s been attached or added on to you.
 

Khandro Rinpoche

Friday

 

Since everything is but an apparition,
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good and bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
You might as well burst out laughing!
 

Longchenpa

Saturday

 

Each of you should feel that you have great potential and that, with self-confidence and a little more effort, change really is possible if you want it. If you feel that your present way of life is unpleasant or has some difficulties, then don’t look at these negative things. See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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