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



Those who have attained nirvana, but not yet Buddhahood, are tasting emptiness. However, it's as though they are tasting only a part of the vast ocean.


Chamtrul Rinpoche



Those who, when hearing about emptiness,
Are inspired with great joy again and again,
So that their eyes moisten with tears,
And the hairs on their body stand on end,
Possess the potential for complete awakening.
They are the proper vessels for these teachings,
To them one should teach the ultimate truth.





Suffering is nothing but experience enslaved to ignorance. 


His Holiness the Dalai Lama



The alternation of thoughts of happiness and suffering, desire and aversion, is nothing more than the play of luminous emptiness and mind. Without altering whatever arises, look at its nature, and you will perceive it as great bliss.


Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje



A sailor should cross the ocean if he has a boat; a general should defeat the enemy if he has an army; a poor man should milk the ‟cow of plenty” if it is within his reach; a traveler who wants to go to distant lands should pursue his journey if he has an excellent horse.


As for you, who have a precious human life for the moment and have received instructions from a spiritual master, the embodiment of all the buddhas of the three times, think with joy and enthusiasm of traveling the great path of the supreme Dharma and getting ever closer to the ultimate goal: liberation and enlightenment.





There is a right time for everything. Farmers know when the time has come to plow, to sow, or to harvest, and they never fail to do each job when it is necessary. Now that you are in full possession of your faculties, have met a teacher, and have received his instructions, will you let the field of liberation lie uncultivated?


Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche



Some people say they have no purpose in life, yet they definitely have at least one: they want to be happy, just like all beings. We all want to be happy. This feeling is the basic and fundamental sign that we have a potential within us, a richness to be exploited.


Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche

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