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1.04_-_The_Praise
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.06_-_Iconography
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Dudjom Rinpoche
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche
Gyatrul Rinpoche
Introduction To The Middle Way Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
Kalu Rinpoche
Khandro Rinpoche
Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Minling Trichen Rinpoche
Patrul Rinpoche
Rinpoche
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1:Only the impossible is worth doing. ~ Akong Rinpoche,
2:If you marry the dharma, realizations will be your children. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
3:Meditation: There is nothing to do. It is about undoing
   ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche,
4:The root of dissatisfaction: always looking for the next thing.
   ~ Dzogchen Rinpoche,
5:Never underestimate your potential. Buddha nature is always there. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
6:The greatest gift that you can give your teacher is doing your practice. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
7:If you do not let go of what binds you to samsara, you will never be free. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
8:When the right causes and conditions come together, anything can appear.
   ~ Khyentse Rinpoche,
9:Tomorrow or your next existence,
Who knows which will come first? ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
10:What is the use of a realization that fails to reduce your disturbing emotions? ~ Guru Rinpoche,
11:The essence of the highest teachings lies within a simple moment of awareness. ~ Khandro Rinpoche,
12:It is impossible to have complete control over the world. Control your mind instead. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
13:You never receive blessings just from asking. Blessings come when you have got devotion. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
14:You never receive blessings just from asking. Blessings come when you have got devotion. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
15:Theoretical knowledge has no end. Take to heart and practice what you have learned. ~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche,
16:The young grasp at the future. The old grasp at the past. The wise remain in the present. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
17:For anyone, man or woman, who has faith in me, I have never departed. I sleep on their threshold. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
18:Anything is possible. The point is to keep your heart and mind open to the likelihood of change. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche,
19:Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,
20:We may idealize freedom, but when it comes to our habits, we are completely enslaved. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,
21:Those who accomplish me, accomplish all the buddhas; Those who see me, see all the buddhas. - Guru Rinpoche, Guru Yoga?
   ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
22:The most advanced technology and the most valuable asset that you will ever own is your mind. You will not find anything greater. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
23:You might meet with many obstacles in your life. But if you are a true practitioner, you will use them as training grounds of the path. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
24:The mind is the source of all experience, and by changing the direction of the mind, we can change the quality of everything we experience. ~ Mingyur Rinpoche,
25:There is no such thing as a bad mind. There is only a mind that is untrained, or trained. Every being has the same potential, including you. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
26:Whenever you are in awe of an enlightened being, remember to be in awe of your own potential too. Because ultimately there is no difference. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
27:Train yourself, your mind, with the meditation techniques you have received, and don't twist the techniques to protect your delusion. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche,
28:True success is not measured by the amount of money that you have made. It is measured by the amount of wisdom and compassion that you have cultivated. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
29:In those who lack faith
Nothing positive will grow
Just as from a burnt seed
No green shoot will ever sprout.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher,
30:Your path may be different to your family, friends, and country. But despite what they may think, it does not mean that you are going in the wrong direction. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
31:Becoming liberated from samsara is an inner journey. You can travel across the world and universe, and you will not find a way out. To get out, you must go in. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
32:The faith of total trust allows blessings to enter you.
When the mind is free of doubt, whatever you wish can be achieved.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher,
33:The most precious gift that you could ever give to somebody is the Dharma.
The most precious gift that you could ever give to yourself is the practice of it. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
34:For all who think of him with faith
The Buddha is there in front of them
And will give empowerments and blessings.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher, [T5],
35:I am never far from those with faith, or even from those without it, though they do not see me. My children will always, always, be protected by my compassion. ~ Guru Rinpoche, [T5],
36:At times, just relax in places with rivers, flowers, and so on, focusing on the visualization and singing HUM in a melodious, drawn out fashion.
   ~ Third Dzogchen Rinpoche, 1759-1792,
37:If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
38:Of course you must study the dharma to know exactly what you have to do, but you must also understand that an inch of practice can sometimes be worth a mile of theory. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
39:As you start to see your own potential, you will also begin to recognize it in every being around you. Buddha nature is not a special quality available to just a privileged few. ~ Mingyur Rinpoche,
40:If we think of ourselves as cattle with ropes hanging from our noses, Dharma practitioners hold that rope in their own hands, whereas ordinary people are controlled by others. ~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche,
41:Just as space can accommodate the whole universe - the mountains, continents, and so forth - the nature of the mind is so vast that it can accommodate the whole of phenomena.~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
42:The speed and distance that you travel on the path is determined by the level of your courage to go in the opposite direction from what you have been doing since beginningless time. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
43:The speed and distance that you travel on the path is determined by the level of your courage to go in the opposite direction from what you have been doing since beginningless time. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
44:When desire or anger arise, the weakest practitioners immediately blame the outside world, and never practice. While the strongest practitioners immediately look inside, and always practice. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
45:The greater the practitioner, the smaller their eight worldly concerns. (The eight worldly concerns: Attachment to gain, pleasure, praise, and fame. Aversion to loss, pain, blame, and bad reputation) ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
46:No matter what you experience on the path, never give up. Because all of the buddhas became enlightened for you. They know your potential, and they will not stop helping until you are enlightened too. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
47:There are three main parts to the actual practice of Guru Yoga: first there is the visualization, next the fervent prayer to the guru, and lastly the receiving of the four empowerments.
   ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Guru Yoga, [T2],
48:Until you perfect the view, do not count your practice in years or months. But instead decide to dedicate the whole remainder of your life to Dharma practice. This is the approach of the very best practitioners. ~ Yangthang Rinpoche,
49:How should you practice these instructions? Be like a hungry yak, browsing on one tuft of grass with its eyes already fixed on the next. Practice with joy and enthusiasm, and never fall into laziness or apathy. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
50:When you are away from your spiritual friends, and you feel lonely on the path, and you feel a lack of encouragement to go on, just remember that all of the enlightened beings are always with you. You are never alone. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
51:Never underestimate the importance of keeping your vows. Just how a castle will protect the king from being attacked by the enemy, the vows will protect your mind from being attacked by your mental afflictions. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
52:He who has made the Buddha his refuge
Cannot be killed by ten million demons;
Through he transgress his vows or be tormented in mind,
It is certain that he will go beyond rebirth.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher,
53:Rest in natural great peace, this exhausted mind,
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace. ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
54:If you can practice the dharma with as much energy that you have been giving to your samsaric existence, sooner or later you will definitely become a buddha. It is your choice. You have been shown the way. Nobody can do it for you. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
55:Without any possessions, and locked inside a prison, an experienced meditator could still feel joyful and free. While so many people who may travel the world, and who have every luxury and freedom, are still feeling joyless and imprisoned. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
56:When the wind blows the clouds disappear, and all of space is filled with the light of the sun. Likewise, through the power of dharma practice, our obscurations will disappear, revealing what has been there since beginningless time; a buddha. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
57:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
58:Ask yourself: Do I want to continue being a great practitioner of ignorance, anger, and desire? Or do I want to become a great practitioner of wisdom and compassion instead?
Do not waste your precious human rebirth by making the wrong decision. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
59:If anyone - superior or inferior - comes to hinder your practice, you should be unshakable, like an iron boulder pulled by a silk scarf. It won't do to be a weak character whose head bends in whichever direction the wind blows, like grass on a mountain pass. ~ Dudjom Rinpoche,
60:The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
61:If you could take the bliss and happiness that comes from meditation, and put it into a bottle, it would be the most popular drink in the world. Of course, this is not possible. But the good news is that it is free, it is good for your health, and it is always available. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
62:No matter how insignificant you feel, no matter what problems you have, and no matter how many afflictive emotions fill your mind, never underestimate your potential for a single moment. Like a diamond covered by dirt, your buddha nature is there, waiting to be discovered. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
63:If you can remember that all beings have buddha nature, it will help you cultivate equanimity, because it will feel like everybody is your family. The greater your equanimity, the greater your love and compassion towards them, no matter who they are, or what they have done. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
64:With enough heat, ice will turn into water, and then water will turn into steam. Likewise, with the heat of practice, intellectually understanding the nature of reality will eventually turn into the direct experience of it. As long as you keep practicing, this is guaranteed. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
65:The more you are preoccupied by your own physical aging, the more anxious you will become. Do not worry so much about your physical appearance. Concentrate, rather, on not wasting your life. Practise the Dharma. The more you engage in it, the more your satisfaction will grow. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
66:Like a feather that is blown wherever the wind takes it, a weak and undisciplined mind is easily influenced by its environment and can be blown off the path.

Until your mind becomes like a mountain that no wind can move, take care of who you mix with, and how you spend your time. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
67:Studying the dharma is a vital part of our path. But if we never practice what we have studied, it is as if we have built a great ship, and then left it on dry land. The ship must set sail. That is the only way that we can cross the ocean of samsara to the enlightened state of a buddha. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
68:It's very important to understand what creates samsara, also called the realm of confusion. Samsara does not arise from external circumstances. It's not tied to any particular object in the world around us. What creates samsara is how the mind habitually clings to its misperceptions of reality. ~ Mingyur Rinpoche,
69:Always remember that how we react to every moment of our life will reinforce either our negative habits or positive habits. No matter how challenging life may be, each moment can be seen as either a problem or an opportunity. If we can understand this, we can start to bring our entire life to the path. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
70:Within the sky-like empty mind, habitual tendencies and disturbing emotions are just like clouds and mist. When they appear, they appear within the expanse of empty mind. When they remain, they remain within the expanse of empty mind. And when they dissolve, they dissolve in that same expanse of empty mind. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
71:It is crucial that practitioners not simply adopt an intellectual approach to the dharma, but rather understand the immense importance of engaging in actions of merit and virtue. Each practitioner is encouraged to examine whether there is a meeting of the view of the dharma in one's daily conduct and activities. ~ Minling Trichen Rinpoche,
72:There are so many ways of making the approach to meditation as joyful as possible. You can find the music that most exalts you and use it to open your heart and mind. You can collect pieces of poetry, or quotations of lines of teachings that over the years have moved you, and keep them always at hand to elevate your spirit. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
73:The dharma, whether it is sutra, tantra, mahamudra, or dzogchen, is like pure gold. No matter how many other metals that mix with it, pure gold can always be extracted. Likewise, any culture can easily absorb the dharma, whether it is in ancient Tibet or the modern day West, as the dharma is beyond culture, time, and place. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
74:Quoting Dudjom Rinpoche on the buddha-nature: No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does not make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent It has no limits at all It does not fall into any kind of category ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
75:The guru is the equal of all the buddhas. To make any connection with him, whether through seeing him, hearing his voice, remembering him or being touched by his hand, will lead us toward liberation. To have full confidence in him is the sure way to progress toward enlightenment. The warmth of his wisdom and compassion will melt the ore of our being and release the gold of the buddha-nature within. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
76:Death can not be fought off by any warrior, ordered away by the powerful, or paid off by the rich. Death leaves nowhere to run to, no place to hide, no refuge, no defender or guide.
   So, reflect sincerely and meditate on how important it is from this very moment onwards never to slip into laziness and procrastination, but to practice the true Dharma, the only thing you can be sure will help at the moment of death. ~ Patrul Rinpoche,
77:Activities are endless, like ripples on a stream. They end only when you drop them.
Human moods are like the changing highlights and shadows on a sunlit mountain range.
All activities are like the games children play, like castles being made of sand.
View them with delight and equanimity, like grandparents overseeing their grandchildren, or a shepherd resting on a hill watching over his grazing flock. ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
78:Although some Western psychologies believe that the dreamer should not control the dream, according to Tibetan teachings this is a wrong view. It is better for the lucid and aware dreamer to control the dream than for the dreamer to be dreamed. The same is true with thoughts: it is better for the thinker to control the thoughts than for the thoughts to control the thinker. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
79:Practice in a straightforward way. There is no need to live in fantasy and 'pretend' to be anything other than what you are. Be honest and open with yourself - if you are a good person, recognize that goodness and build upon it. If you are a deluded person, recognize that delusion and begin to disentangle yourself from it, be rid of it. It is essential that your practice be pure, straightforward and honest. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche,
80:Our mind is spinning around,
About carrying out a lot of useless projects.
It's a waste! Give it up!
Thinking about the hundred plans you want to accomplish,
With never enough time to finish them,
Just weighs down your mind.
You are completely distracted,
By all of these projects, which never come to an end,
But keep spreading out more, like ripples in water.
Don't be a fool. For once, just sit tight. ~ Patrul Rinpoche,
81:The ground is composed of gold, the trees are wish-fulfilling trees, and the rain is the rainfall of nectar. All beings are dakas and dakinis; the calls of the birds are the sounds of Dharma; the sounds of nature, wind, water, and fire reverberate as the Vajra Guru mantra; and all thoughts are expressions of wisdom and bliss. So here the perception of purity is much vaster and more omnipresent than in the sutras.
   ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Guru Yoga,
82:Throughout the past 2500 years, whichever country Buddhism has been taught in, there have always been great yogis. Likewise, sooner or later there will be the great yogis of the West. This is because Buddhism has nothing to do with culture, gender, language, or colour. Buddhism is for all beings throughout time and space. And whoever dedicates their life to putting the teachings into practice will become a great yogi. It is as simple as that. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
83:We also know life passes quickly and death is certain, yet in our busy lives we find it difficult to practice as much as we wish we could. Perhaps we meditate for an hour or two each day, but that leaves the other twenty-two hours in which to be distracted and tossed about on the waves of samsara. But there is always time for sleep; the third of our lives we spend sleeping can be used for practice.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
84:At all times, do not lose courage in your inner awareness; uplift yourself, while assuming a humble position in your outer demeanor. Follow the example of the life and complete liberation of previous accomplished masters. Do not blame your past karma; instead, be someone who purely and flawlessly practices the dharma. Do not blame temporary negative circumstances; instead, be someone who remains steadfast in the face of whatever circumstances may arise. ~ Dudjom Rinpoche,
85:For arousing compassion, the nineteenth-century yogi Patrul Rinpoche suggested imagining beings in torment - an animal about to be slaughtered, a person awaiting execution. To make it more immediate, he recommended imagining ourselves in their place. Particularly painful is his image of a mother with no arms watching as a raging river sweeps her child away. To contact the suffering of another being fully and directly is as painful as being in the woman's shoes. ~ Pema Chodron,
86:This awareness, free from an inside or an outside, is open like the sky.
   It is penetrating Wakefulness free from limitations and partiality.
   Within the vast and open space of this all-embracing mind,
   All phenomena of samsara and nirvana manifest like rainbows in the sky.
   Within this state of unwavering awareness,
   All that appears and exists, like a reflection,
   Appears but is empty, resounds but is empty.
   Its nature is Emptiness from the very beginning.
   ~ Tsogdruk Rinpoche, The Flight of Garuda,
87:Who is the object of homage?
   You, whose face is very white, lovely and beautiful, glowing with light like an array of a hundred full autumn moons, all together, without the dust from earth and water, You are adorned with completely open, immeasurable twofold knowledge like the hosts of a thousand stars, The brilliant light of your clear wisdom manifesting the four correct analytical knowledges shines forth, Noble Lady Tara, Goddess Vajra Sarasvati, I pay homage to you. ~ Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Smile Of Sun And Moon,
88:For example, when practitioners transform into Shenlha Ökar (Shen Deity of White Light), they visualize their bodies as being adorned with the thirteen ornaments of peacefulness that in themselves evoke the enlightened quality of peacefulness.2 Shenlha Ökar himself embodies all six of the antidote qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness, and compassion; so as soon as you transform into Shenlha Ökar, you instantly embody these same qualities. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind,
89:Please understand that all sentient beings, all our past parents, want nothing but happiness. Unfortunately, through their negative actions they only create the causes for further pain and suffering. Take this to heart and consider all our parents, wandering blindly and endlessly through painful samsaric states. When we truly take this to heart, out of compassion we feel motivated to achieve enlightenment to truly help all of them. This compassionate attitude is indispensable as a preparation for practice. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,
90:All of the various types of teachings and spiritual paths are related to the different capacities of understanding that different individuals have. There does not exist, from an absolute point of view, any teaching which is more perfect or effective than another. A teaching's value lies solely in the inner awakening which an individual can arrive at through it. If a person benefits from a given teaching, for that person that teaching is the supreme path, because it is suited to his or her nature and capacities. ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche,
91:Never underestimate the long-term consequences of your actions. For as long as the mind has the obscurration of grasping at an inherently existing "me", then there will be karma. No matter how far on the path one is, no matter how realised one is, no matter how many miraculous powers one has attained, for as long as there is even a subtle trace of this obscurration, karma is there.
   That is why Padmasambhava, an enlightened being not even affected by it, had skilfully told ordinary beings, "My realization is higher than the sky, but my observance of karma is finer than grains of flour." ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
92:The reason why you do not touch fire is because you know that it will cause you to suffer. Likewise, if you truly understand karma, you will not commit a single negative action, because unless that negative karma is purified, you know that it will eventually ripen into suffering.
You might forget this natural process, or you might not believe in it, because the ripening does not always happen immediately. But your karma will follow you like your shadow, that gets closer and closer without you realising, until you are eventually touched by it. Please, I urge you to always remember this. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
93:So, first of all, it is most important to turn inwards and change your motivation.
If you can correct your attitude, skilful means will permeate your positive actions, and you will have set out on the path of great beings.
If you cannot, you might think that you are studying and practising the Dharma but it will be no more than a semblance of the real thing.
Therefore, whenever you listen to the teachings and whenever you practise, be it meditating on a deity, doing prostrations and circumambulations, or reciting a mantra-even a single mani it is always essential to give rise to bodhicitta. ~ Patrul Rinpoche,
94:I would like to tell you that an enlightened essence is present in everyone. It is present in every state, both samsara and nirvana, and in all sentient beings; there is no exception. Experience your buddha nature, make it your constant practice, and you will reach enlightenment. In my lifetime I have known many, many people who attained such and enlightened state, both male and female. Awakening to enlightenment is not an ancient fable. It is not mythology. It actually does happen. Bring the oral instructions into your own practical experience and enlightenment is indeed possible; it is not just a fairy tale. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,
95:Patrul Rinpoche tells the story of an old frog who had lived all his life in a dank well. One day a frog from the sea paid him a visit. "Where do you come from?" asked the frog in the well. "From the great ocean," he replied. "How big is your ocean?" "It's gigantic." "You mean about a quarter of the size of my well here?" "Bigger." "Bigger? You mean half as big?" "No, even bigger." "Is it . . . as big as this well?" "There's no comparison." "That's impossible! I've got to see this for myself." They set off together. When the frog from the well saw the ocean, it was such a shock that his head just exploded into pieces. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,
96:During this degenerate age in the outer world, there are many natural disasters due to the upsetting of the four elements. Also, demonic forces come with their many weapons to incite the fighting of wars. All of those forces have caused the world to come to ruin and led all to tremble - so terrified that their hair stands up on end. Still, the demonic forces find it necessary to come up with new types of weapons. If we were called on to confront them, there is no way we Dharma practitioners could defeat them. That is why we make supplication prayers to the three jewels, do the aspiration prayers, the offering prayers and the prayers of invocation. We are responsible for those activities. This is what I urge you to do. ~ Chatral Rinpoche,
97:There are a vast amount of Buddhas already, and each one manifests countless forms simultaneously throughout all of the planes of cyclic existence for the benefit of all beings. However, at any given time, each individual being will have a stronger karmic connection with certain Buddhas, compared to other Buddhas.

   Likewise, if you were a Buddha, since a huge number of beings throughout cyclic existence would have a stronger karmic connection with you during certain times, you would be able to benefit them much more directly than the many other Buddhas would be able to. Do not forget this.

   The deeper you realise this, the greater your bodhicitta motivation becomes - in other words, the greater your compassionate wish to attain the enlightened state of a Buddha for the benefit of all beings, as soon as possible!
   ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
98:From the start, every practice requires three steps: learning, reflection, and application. To begin with, we need to receive the teachings in an authentic way. Real learning involves gaining understanding about an instruction. To do this we need to hear it clearly from someone who is part of a living tradition, who has a true transmission for the teaching, and who can pass it on clearly.

Having received the teaching, we then need to reflect upon it for ourselves. We need to gain some confidence and conviction about the value and methods of the teaching.

Finally we need to put the teaching to use by familiarizing ourselves with the practice and integrating it into our life. I want to stress this: after understanding a teaching intellectually and establishing it with certainty, it is vital to clear up any misconceptions and doubts you may have about it. Then you must make use of it in a very personal and intimate way, by practising. This is where any teaching becomes effective - by actually practising it, not simply knowing about it.
~ Adeu Rinpoche,
99:I accept, will not give up, and will practice each of the Three Jewels,
   And will not let go of my guru or my yidam deity.
   As the samaya of the Buddha, first among the Three Jewels,
   I will apply myself to the true, essential reality.
   As the samaya of sacred Dharma, second among the Three Jewels,
   I will distill the very essence of all the vehicles' teachings.
   As the samaya of the Sangha, the third and final Jewel,
   I will look upon reality; I will behold pure awareness.
   And as the samaya of the guru and the yidam deity,
   I will take my very own mind, my pure mind, as a witness.
  
   Generally speaking, the Three Jewels should be regarded as the ultimate place to take refuge. As was taught in the section on taking refuge, your mind should be focused one-pointedly, with all your hopes and trust placed in their care. The gurus are a lamp that dispels the darkness of ignorance.
   As the guides who lead you along the path to liberation, they are your sole source of refuge and protection, from now until you attain enlightenment.
   For these reasons, you should act with unwavering faith, pure view and devotion, and engage in the approach and accomplishment of the divine yidam deity. ~ Dzogchen Rinpoche III, Great Perfection Outer and Inner Preliminaries,
100:The Particular Necessity for Practice
The second part discusses "the particular necessity for practice."
Through the power of the yoga of speech, the stains that obscure the mind are removed. Once this happens, speech reaches its full potential. It is like discovering the true nature of your speech for the very first time.
To activate the yoga of speech, summon the primordial wisdom deities by calling their names. Just as calling someone's name naturally causes that person to draw closer to you, in the same way calling the wisdom deities by name brings them nearer to you.
They come to see what you want.
This does not mean the wisdom deities will not come if you do not call them. They could come even if you did not call their names.
You call their names-which is what you are doing when you recite mantras-because their names express their actual nature. A quote from the Dorje Kur (rDo rje gur) scripture reads: "To directly perceive the buddhas, bodhisattvas, dakinis and your own consort, get their attention by calling their names and invite them to come." Reciting the deity's name over and over purifies obscurations of speech and establishes the cause of vajra speech.
This cause produces the condition that averts adverse conditions.
The speech of the wisdom deities and your own speech will become the same-vajra speech. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the Deity,
101:Recommended Reading
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
DH Lawrence - The Rainbow
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Karl Ove Knausgaard - My Struggle
Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse
Ben Lerner - The Topeka School
Sally Rooney - Conversations With Friends
Nell Zink - The Wallcreeper
Elena Ferrante - The Days of Abandonment
Jack Kerouac - Dharma Bums
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
Michael Murphy - Golf in the Kingdom
Barbara Kingsolver - Prodigal Summer
Albertine Sarrazin - Astragal
Rebecca Solnit - The Faraway Nearby
Michael Paterniti - Love and Other Ways of Dying
Rainer Maria Rilke - Book of Hours
James Baldwin - Another Country
Roberto Calasso - Ka
Translation by S. Radhakrishan - Principle Upanisads
Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Translation by Georg Feuerstein - Yoga Sutra
Richard Freeman - The Mirror of Yoga
Translation by S. Radhakrishan - The Bhagavad Gita
Shrunyu Suzuki - Zen Mind Beginner's Mind
Heinrich Zimmer - Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
Sogyal Rinpoche - The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Joseph Campbell - Myths of Light
Joseph Campbell - The Hero With A Thousand Faces
Sri Aurobindo - Savitri
Thomas Meyers - Anatomy Trains
Wendy Doniger - The Hindus ~ Jason Bowman, http://www.jasonbowmanyoga.com/recommended-reading,
102:CHAPTER V
The Actual Practice:The Yoga of Meditative Equipoise
Part II

The Yoga of the Speech Recitation
The next section explains the yoga of vajra recitation in seven parts:
(1) general understanding, (2) the particular necessity for practice, (3) the actual nature of the recitation, (4) different types of recitation, (5) the manner of reciting the mantra, (6) number of recitations and (7) activity upon completion.
General Understanding
A general understanding of the yoga of vajra recitation is approached by considering the object that needs to be purified by the yoga, the means of purification and the result. The object that needs to be purified through the yoga of speech is the habit of perceiving all sounds-names, words, syllables and anything that is spoken-as merely ordinary sounds with ordinary meanings.
Simply stated, the object to purify is your present, obscured experience of speech and the habitual instincts that accompany it.
The practice of mantra recitation purifies this impure experience and results in pure, vajra-like speech. One achieves the Sambhogakaya and becomes imbued with the sixty qualities of the Buddha's speech. All of one's words become pleasing, meaningful and helpful. The means of purification is to recite the mantra, the pure sounds which the buddhas have given to us, over and over until they are like a spinning wheel of sound. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the DeityZ,
103:THE FOUR FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICES
   Changing the Karmic Traces
   Throughout the day, continuously remain in the awareness that all experience is a dream. Encounter all things as objects in a dream, all events as events in a dream, all people as people in a dream.
   Envision your own body as a transparent illusory body. Imagine you are in a lucid dream during the entire day. Do not allow these reminders to be merely empty repetition. Each time you tell yourself, "This is a dream," actually become more lucid. Involve your body and your senses in becoming more present.

   Removing Grasping and Aversion
   Encounter all things that create desire and attachment as the illusory empty, luminous phenomena of a dream. Recognize your reactions to phenomena as a dream; all emotions, judgments, and preferences are being dreamt up. You can be certain that you are doing this correctly if immediately upon remembering that your reaction is a dream, desire and attachment lessen.

   Strengthening Intention
   Before going to sleep, review the day and reflect on how the practice has been. Let memories of the day arise and recognize them as memories of dream. Develop a strong intention to be aware in the coming night's dreams. Put your whole heart into this intention and pray strongly for success.

   Cultivating Memory and joyful Effort
   Begin the day with the strong intention to maintain the practice. Review the night, developing happiness if you remembered or were lucid in your dreams. Recommit yourself to the practice, with the intention to become lucid if you were not, and to further develop lucidity if you were. At any time during the day or evening it is good to pray for success in practice. Generate as strong an intention as possible. This is the key to the practice, ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
104:WHEN THE GREAT YOGIN Padmasambhava, called by Tibetans Guru Rinpoche, "the precious teacher," embarks on his spiritual journey, he travels from place to place requesting teachings from yogins and yoginls. Guided by visions and dreams, his journey takes him to desolate forests populated with ferocious wild animals, to poison lakes with fortified islands, and to cremation grounds. Wherever he goes he performs miracles, receives empowerments, and ripens his own abilities to benefit others.

   When he hears of the supreme queen of all dakinls, the greatly accomplished yogini called Secret Wisdom, he travels to the Sandal Grove cremation ground to the gates of her abode, the Palace of Skulls. He attempts to send a request to the queen with her maidservant Kumari. But the girl ignores him and continues to carry huge brass jugs of water suspended from a heavy yoke across her shoulders. When he presses his request, Kumari continues her labors, remaining silent. The great yogin becomes impatient and, through his yogic powers, magically nails the heavy jugs to the floor. No matter how hard Kumari struggles, she cannot lift them.

   Removing the yoke and ropes from her shoulders, she steps before Padmasambhava, exclaiming, "You have developed great yogic powers. What of my powers, great one?" And so saying, she draws a sparkling crystal knife from the girdle at her waist and slices open her heart center, revealing the vivid and vast interior space of her body. Inside she displays to Guru Rinpoche the mandala of deities from the inner tantras: forty-two peaceful deities manifested in her upper torso and head and fifty-eight wrathful deities resting in her lower torso. Abashed that he did not realize with whom he was dealing, Guru Rinpoche bows before her and humbly renews his request for teachings. In response, she offers him her respect as well, adding, "I am only a maidservant," and ushers him in to meet the queen Secret Wisdom. ~ Judith Simmer-Brown, Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism, Introduction: Encountering the Dakini,
105:PROTECTION
   Going to sleep is a little like dying, a journey taken alone into the unknown. Ordinarily we are not troubled about sleep because we are familiar with it, but think about what it entails. We completely lose ourselves in a void for some period of time, until we arise again in a dream. When we do so, we may have a different identity and a different body. We may be in a strange place, with people we do not know, involved in baffling activities that may seem quite risky.
   Just trying to sleep in an unfamiliar place may occasion anxiety. The place may be perfectly secure and comfortable, but we do not sleep as well as we do at home in familiar surroundings. Maybe the energy of the place feels wrong. Or maybe it is only our own insecurity that disturbs us,and even in familiar places we may feel anxious while waiting for sleep to come, or be frightenedby what we dream. When we fall asleep with anxiety, our dreams are mingled with fear and tension, sleep is less restful, and the practice harder to do. So it is a good idea to create a sense of protection before we sleep and to turn our sleeping area into a sacred space.
   This is done by imagining protective dakinis all around the sleeping area. Visualize the dakinis as beautiful goddesses, enlightened female beings who are loving, green in color, and powerfully protective. They remain near as you fall asleep and throughout the night, like mothers watching over their child, or guardians surrounding a king or queen. Imagine them everywhere, guarding the doors and the windows, sitting next to you on the bed, walking in the garden or the yard, and so on, until you feel completely protected.
   Again, this practice is more than just trying to visualize something: see the dakinis with your mind but also use your imagination to feel their presence. Creating a protective, sacred environment in this way is calming and relaxing and promotes restful sleep. This is how the mystic lives: seeing the magic, changing the environment with the mind, and allowing actions, even actions of the imagination, to have significance.
   You can enhance the sense of peace in your sleeping environment by keeping objects of a sacred nature in the bedroom: peaceful, loving images, sacred and religious symbols, and other objects that direct your mind toward the path.
   The Mother Tantra tells us that as we prepare for sleep we should maintain awareness of the causes of dream, the object to focus upon, the protectors, and of ourselves. Hold these together inawareness, not as many things, but as a single environment, and this will have a great effect in dream and sleep.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
106:GURU YOGA
   Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master.
   What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities.
   In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature.
   The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us.
   Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga.
  
The Practice
   After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga.
   Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind.
   When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind.
   After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa.
   There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep, [T3],
107:Death & Fame

When I die

I don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel Cemetery

But I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in Manhattan

First, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,

Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--

Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --

Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories

"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --"

"I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me"

"I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone"

"We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other"

"I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor"

"Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master"

"We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed."

"He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy"

"I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- "

"All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist"

"He gave great head"

So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!"

"I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me."

"I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind"

"I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"

Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear

"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... "

"He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"

This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--

Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoos

Next, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provinces

Then highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex

"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist"

"Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals"

"Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"

Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois"

"I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- "

"He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City"

"Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City"

"Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982"

"I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"

Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gestures

Then Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkers

Everyone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was alive
February 22, 1997
~ Allen Ginsberg,
108:If you have devotion, the Buddha is always right in front of you. ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche,
109:Do not keep putting off practice, thinking that another location or another time would be more suitable.
Nothing is better than the present moment. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, bring your life to the path. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche
110:The higher you go up the ladder, the more painful the fall. The lower you go down the ladder, the less painful the fall. If you are not on the ladder, you can not fall.

Likewise, big ego, big fall, big suffering. Less ego, less fall, less suffering. No ego, no fall, no suffering. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
111:No amount of intellectual knowledge can satisfy the need for the direct experience that is beyond concepts and duality. Do not be a fool and spend your whole life in a book.

Of course you must study the teachings, but you must also know when it is time to put what you have learnt into practice. Only direct experience can set you free. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche
112:The Nirmanakaya manifestation of Amitabha, I,
the Indian Scholar, the Lotus Born,
From the self-blossoming center of a lotus,
Came to this realm of existence through miraculous powers
To be the prince of the king of Oddiyana.
Then, I sustained the kingdom in accordance with Dharma.
Wandering throughout all directions of India,
I severed all spiritual doubts without exception.
Engaging in fearless activity in the eight burial grounds,
I achieved all supreme and common siddhis.
Then, according to the wishes of King Trisong Detsen
And by the power of previous prayers, I journeyed to Tibet.
By subduing the cruel gods, nagas, yakshas, rakshas,
and all spirits who harm beings,
The light of the teachings of secret mantra has been illuminated.
Then, when the time came to depart for the continent of Lanka,
I did so to provide refuge from the fear of rakshas
For all the inhabitants of this world, including Tibet.
I blessed Nirmanakaya emanations to be representatives of my body.
I made sacred treasures as representatives of my holy speech.
I poured enlightened wisdom into the hearts of those with fortunate karma.
Until samsara is emptied, for the benefit of sentient beings,
I will manifest unceasingly in whatever ways are necessary.
Through profound kindness, I have brought great benefit for all.
If you who are fortunate have the mind of aspiration,
May you pray so that blessings will be received.
All followers, believe in me with determination.
Samaya. ~ The Wrathful Compassion of Guru Dorje Drollo, Vajra Master Dudjom Yeshe Dorje, translated by Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche,

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1:exist. If you were ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
2:Be happy; without reason." ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
3:"Be happy; without reason." ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
4:"Light must come from inside." ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
5:Compassion ~ Thrangu Rinpochejustdharma.com/s/pw7dr
6:Only the impossible is worth doing. ~ Akong Rinpoche
7:Only the impossible is worth doing. ~ Akong Rinpoche,
8:"Relax in everything you do!" ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
9:There is no armor like perseverance. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
10:Meditation is bringing the mind home. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
11:OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
12:learning to live is learning to let go ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
13:Learning to live is learning to let go. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
14:"Our real nature is infinite in scope." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
15:The act of meditation is being spacious. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
16:"Everybody has Buddha-nature." ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
17:The point is to be free, not to be crazy. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
18:"A compassionate mind is a diligent mind." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
19:Fear appears from a false vision of reality. ~ Bokar Rinpoche
20:A disciplined mind invites true joy. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
21:Aprender a vivir es aprender a desprenderse. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
22:"The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
23:"If your mind is pure, everyone is a Buddha." ~ Trulshik Rinpoche
24:Dream, rather than let yourself be dreamt ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
25:Let the sky outside awake a sky inside your mind. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
26:Life and death are in the mind, and nowhere else. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
27:The entire path is a shift in perception. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
28:Thoughts and emotions will always arise. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
29:"We're all Buddhas. We just don't recognize it." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
30:All phenomena are expressions of the mind. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
31:"In a sense, we're homesick for our true nature." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
32:People will die as they have lived, as themselves. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
33:TO CUT THROUGH problems, we need problems. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
34:May the suffering of all beings be pacified. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
35:Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
36:True confidence comes from realizing the view. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
37:Everything can be used as an invitation to meditation ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
38:Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
39:The future is very much in our hands--in our actions. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
40:"The supreme form of wealth is contentment." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
41:We're all buddhas. We just don't recognize it. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
42:You see, we are all dying. It’s only a matter of time. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
43:To go beyond samsara and nirvana, we will need ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
44:Meditation is simply getting to know your mind. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
45:Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
46:"Since there is no self, there is also no other." ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
47:Compassion is the spontaneous wisdom of the heart. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
48:Our top priority is to relieve suffering of human beings. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
49:It’s never too early or too late to benefit beings. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
50:Our buddha nature is as good as any buddha’s buddha nature. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
51:Praying is not about asking; it's about listening... ~ Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
52:"Understanding karma makes our life meaningful right now." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
53:Sitting like a mountain let your mind rise and fly and soar. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
54:"The absolute can only be comprehended through experience." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
55:There is no thing to see: you simply need to see that. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
56:"When will you perform perfect work for sentient beings?" ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
57:"When you cherish others, all your wishes are fulfilled." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
58:Don’t get too excited. In the end, it’s neither good nor bad. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
59:The longing for happiness and freedom from suffering ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
60:Tomorrow or the next life - which comes first, we never know. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
61:"No living being wishes to suffer; we all want to be happy." ~ Khyentse Rinpoche
62:If you marry the dharma, realizations will be your children. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
63:In this complex world, the best way to survive is to be genuine. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
64:Love and nonattachment are the basis of true generosity. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
65:Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality; Rely ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
66:Theories are like patches on a coat, one day they just wear off. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
67:Tibetan thangka paintings and derive strength from their beauty. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
68:Knowing that I cannot escape it, I see no point in worrying about ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
69:Let your heart go out in spontaneous and immeasurable compassion. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
70:The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
71:Confusion, I was taught, is the beginning of understanding, ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
72:Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
73:If one does not remember death, one does not remember Dharma. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
74:In the end, we have nothing to lose by opening our hearts. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
75:"Meditation. There is nothing to do. It is about undoing." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
76:Meditation: There is nothing to do. It is about undoing
   ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche,
77:"When we appreciate every moment, the world is beautiful." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
78:"You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light." ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
79:A mantra is like meeting the Buddha or Bodhisattva himself. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
80:Practice is personal; no two people's experiences are alike. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
81:The root of dissatisfaction: always looking for the next thing.
   ~ Dzogchen Rinpoche,
82:The true opponent in a debate on emptiness is your own ego. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
83:Never underestimate your potential. Buddha nature is always there. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
84:Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
85:If we allow our thoughts to arise and dissolve by themselves, ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
86:using an object as support allows awareness to realize itself. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
87:We are acting as if we were the last generation on the planet. Without ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
88:"When we become fixed in our perceptions we lose our ability to fly." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
89:When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
90:It is our mind, and that alone, that chains us or sets us free. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
91:"The only thing we really have any control over is our own experience." ~ Traleg Rinpoche
92:Any daily activity can be used as an opportunity for meditation. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
93:"Find hope where there is none because no one is going to give it to you." ~ Tsem Rinpoche
94:"There's no difference between what is seen and the mind that sees it." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
95:"It is our mind, and that alone, that chains us or sets us free." ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
96:"It takes courage to accept life fully, to say yes to our life." ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
97:When one past thought has ceased and a future thought has not yet risen, ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
98:"The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
99:"The root of dissatisfaction: always looking for the next thing." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
100:"When you transform your mind, everything you experience is transformed." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
101:The greatest gift that you can give your teacher is doing your practice. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
102:Two aspects to the relative world: relaxation and time management. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
103:When we become fixed in our perceptions we lose our ability to fly. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
104:If you vanquish ego-clinging today, tonight you will be enlightened. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
105:When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
106:If you do not let go of what binds you to samsara, you will never be free. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
107:If you have devotion, the Buddha is always right in front of you. ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche,
108:"Liberation is not something you have to create; liberation is inside you." ~ Tai Situ Rinpoche
109:life is inherently sacred and must be lived with sacred intensity and purpose ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
110:There's no difference between what is seen and the mind that sees it. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
111:This unconditional wakefulness is described in the Sanskrit term bodhicitta, ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
112:When the right causes and conditions come together, anything can appear.
   ~ Khyentse Rinpoche,
113:If what happened cannot be changed, why worry? If it can be changed, why worry? ~ Anyen Rinpoche
114:"Recognizing that we will die energizes our aspiration to create good karma." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
115:The simplicity of total trust is one of the most powerful forces in the world. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
116:"The things that obscure have an inherent capacity to reveal as well." ~ Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
117:Tomorrow or your next existence,
Who knows which will come first? ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
118:What is the use of a realization that fails to reduce your disturbing emotions? ~ Guru Rinpoche,
119:Attachment is the main thing that is blocking your path towards enlightenment. ~ Garchen Rinpoche
120:Don't even think for a moment that you are not going to die. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
121:Let yourself become that space that welcomes any experience without judgement. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
122:The basic nature of all conscious beings is 'self-existing wakefulness'. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
123:The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
124:When you transform your mind, everything you experience is transformed. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
125:You fall in love with your heart; you fall out of love with your head. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
126:Of course, now as a woman you can do so much, without being necessarily a rinpoche. ~ Tenzin Palmo
127:The attempt to satisfy greed is like drinking salty water when thirsty. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
128:"The best form of security we can offer ourselves is to develop an open heart." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
129:The essence of the highest teachings lies within a simple moment of awareness. ~ Khandro Rinpoche,
130:When we wake up from our confused state of mind, that is enlightenment. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
131:"Mindfulness should guide all your actions and your spiritual endeavors." ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
132:"Spiritual experiences are like mist, they will evaporate." ~ Dudjom Rinpoche (Jigdral Yeshe Dorje)
133:The Buddha said that all conscious beings possess an enlightened nature. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
134:There would be no chance to get to know death at all ...if it happened only once. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
135:"When we wake up from our confused state of mind, that is enlightenment." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
136:The only cause of happiness is love. The only cause of suffering is self grasping. ~ Garchen Rinpoche
137:Sometimes even when the cell door is flung open, the prisoner chooses not to escape. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
138:"The sun of real happiness shines in your life when you start to cherish others." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
139:If everything were permanent, singular, or independent, nothing would change. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
140:"Just like the lotus among flowers is bodhicitta supreme among all virtuous thoughts." ~ Khunu Rinpoche
141:"Most people want to live long but don't want to age. I see a problem here." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
142:The natural purity of our mind is of no use to us if we are not aware of it, ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
143:We may idealize freedom, but when it comes to our habits, we are completely enslaved. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
144:"When the right causes and conditions come together, anything can appear." ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
145:...with the power of compassion there is nothing that cannot be accomplished. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
146:A real miracle, he said, was if someone could liberate just one negative emotion. More ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
147:Examine the nature of hatred; you will find that it is no more than a thought. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
148:True freedom comes about through confidence in liberating any and all thought states. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
149:"Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
150:It is impossible to have complete control over the world. Control your mind instead. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
151:You never receive blessings just from asking. Blessings come when you have got devotion. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
152:Kagyu school lies in the tradition of passing instructions orally from master to ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
153:True freedom comes about through confidence in liberating any & all thought states. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
154:Meditation is one of the rare occasions when we're not doing anything. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
155:Sometimes we are too polite with our suffering and allow it to dominate our life. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
156:Theoretical knowledge has no end. Take to heart and practice what you have learned. ~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche,
157:What should we "do" with the mind in meditation? Nothing. Just leave it, simply, as it is. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
158:More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
159:On the day that you were born, you began to die. Do not waste a single moment more! ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
160:Do not mistake understanding for realization, and do not mistake realization for liberation. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
161:"Sometimes we are too polite with our suffering and allow it to dominate our life." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
162:The young grasp at the future. The old grasp at the past. The wise remain in the present. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
163:The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
164:"Thoughts aren't really fixed realities, but simply movements of the mind that is thinking." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
165:As Trungpa Rinpoche put it, “Everybody loves something, even if it’s only tortillas.” Bodhichitta ~ Pema Ch dr n
166:Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation. Shambhala: Boston, 1976, ~ Stephen Cope
167:Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
168:As long as we are mindful and aware, no one practice is better than another. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
169:Being human means having power; specifically, the power to accomplish whatever we want. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
170:"Conditions are always changing, and real peace lies in the ability to adapt to this changes." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
171:It is not about how much you give, it is about how much you can let go with your mind. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
172:Offer up every joy, be awake at all moments to the news that is always arriving out of silence. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
173:The truth about who we really are, beyond all appearances, is knowledge worth seeking. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
174:We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
175:Even though the meditator may leave the meditation, the meditation will not leave the meditator. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
176:For anyone, man or woman, who has faith in me, I have never departed. I sleep on their threshold. ~ Guru Rinpoche,
177:Vuestra vida se aleja como el sol poniente,
la muerte se acerca como las sombras de la noche. ~ Patrul Rinpoche
178:Simply allow your thoughts and experiences to come and go, without ever grasping at them. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
179:"The nature of the mind is emptiness, the unified state of being both cognizant and empty." ~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
180:Anything is possible. The point is to keep your heart and mind open to the likelihood of change. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche,
181:As the Buddha said: "I have shown you the way to liberation,
now you must take it for yourself. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
182:"If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
183:Stupas protect beings from 5 major disasters: war, epidemic diseases, famine, pollution, n poverty. ~ Akong Rinpoche
184:The most essential thing in life is to establish an unafraid, heartfelt communication with others. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
185:...we and all sentient beings fundamentally have the buddha nature as our innermost essence. . . . ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
186:how hollow and futile life can be when it's founded on a false belief in continuity and permanence. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
187:"It doesn't matter whether one calls themselves a Buddhist or not a Buddhist. The dharma is love." ~ Garchen Rinpoche
188:When we look in the mirror, the one thing we don't want to see is an ordinary human being. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
189:When you see your own desire to be happy, you can't avoid seeing the same desire in others. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
190:Anyone looking honestly at life will see that we live in a constant state of suspense and ambiguity. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
191:"The development of loving-kindness and compassion begins with learning how to appreciate oneself." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
192:"Whenever we see something which would benefit others, no matter how small, then we should do it." ~ Tai Situ Rinpoche
193:"Once we know that we hold the key to the self-created cage of samsara...denial turns into courage." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
194:Seeing that nothing is solid or permanent you begin to make yourself at home in the unknown. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
195:In the garden of gentle sanity May you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness. —CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA RINPOCHE ~ Pema Ch dr n
196:Within our perceived weaknesses and imperfections lies the key to realizing our true strength. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
197:If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
198:Our problems, all come from nothing; they are all based on a misunderstanding that does not even exist. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
199:"Everyone wants happiness, but the true way to reach perfect happiness is to bring happiness to others." ~ Patrul Rinpoche
200:Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
201:"The expectation that you bring to your meditation are often the greatest obstacles you will encounter." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
202:Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,
203:Just as the ocean has waves or the sun has rays, so the minds's own radiance is its thoughts and emotions. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
204:responsabilité. Parfois, lorsque la porte de la cellule s’ouvre, le prisonnier choisit de ne pas s’évader. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
205:Being aggressive, you can accomplish some things, but with gentleness, you can accomplish all things. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
206:"There is no friend more sublime, more beneficial, than giving. It ripens effects that are inexhaustible." ~ Kangyur Rinpoche
207:This dying forces you to look into yourself. And in this, compassion is the only way. Love is the only way. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
208:And being a buddha is not being some omnipotent spiritual superman, but becoming at last a true human being. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
209:Of all footprints That of the elephant is supreme; Of all mindfulness meditations That on death is supreme.7 ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
210:The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
211:What is really baffling about life is that sometimes, despite all our confusion, we can also be really wise! ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
212:Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
213:Love is the only cause of happiness. Its nature is all-pervasive like space. Love is the sunlight of the mind ~ Garchen Rinpoche
214:The expectations you bring to meditation practice are often the greatest obstacles you will encounter. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
215:"Find the cause of suffering and remove it. Then you can attain peace. Is that religion? No. It's reality." ~ Lama Chime Rinpoche
216:What good are thoughts and emotions-in fact all of our experiences-if not to increase our realization? ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
217:Meditation could be said to be the Art of Simplicity: simply sitting, simply breathing and simply being. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
218:When remaining in awareness itself, every thought movement, no matter what kind, is like a drawing in air. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
219:Like a robe wears out over time and turns to rags, life wears out from day to day, from second to second. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
220:This world can seem marvelously convincing until death collapses the illusion and evicts us from our hiding place. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
221:We actually need intelligent doubt and skepticism; they protect us against mistaken views and propaganda. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
222:"Don't follow the past.Don't anticipate the future.Remain in the present moment.Leave your mind alone." ~ Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava
223:To wish happiness for others, even for those who want to do us harm, is the source of consummate happiness. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
224:Why, if we are as pragmatic as we claim, don't we begin to ask ourselves seriously: Where does our real future lie? ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
225:The Western poet Rainer Maria Rilke has said that our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure.12 ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
226:Whatever we have done with our lives makes us what we are when we die. And everything, absolutely everything, counts. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
227:Ce que vous êtes est ce que vous avez été », disait le Bouddha ; « ce que vous serez est ce que vous faites maintenant ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
228:One very special piece of advice that Longchenpa gives is to forget yesterday’s suffering just like last night’s dream. ~ Anyen Rinpoche
229:When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.”4 ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
230:Not recognizing natural mind is simply an example of the mind's unlimited capacity to create whatever it wants. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
231:There is only one law in the universe that never changes-- that all things change, and that all things are impermanent. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
232:Ultimately we want to use dream to liberate ourselves from all relative conditions, not simply to improve them. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
233:Well there were other Maharajis, so Neem Karoli Baba was his technical name, like there are a thousand Lamas called Rinpoche. ~ Surya Das
234:When I came to the West, I realized there was much hunger for spiritual teachings, but no environment for spirituality. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
235:Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life. It helps you to live a less trivial life. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
236:I can't say it strongly enough; to integrate meditation in action is the whole ground and point and purpose of meditation ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
237:The funny thing about the mind is that if you ask a question and then listen quietly, the answer usually appears. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
238:Simply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
239:True wisdom is free of the dramas of culture or religion and should bring us only a sense of peace and happiness. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
240:Ideally the ultimate retreat is to retreat from the past and the future to always remain in the present. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
241:MY teacher Trungpa Rinpoche encouraged us to lead our lives as an experiment, a suggestion that has been very important to me. ~ Pema Ch dr n
242:Your emotional understanding about the preciousness of your human birth comes through conscious, repetitive mind training. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
243:dawning of compassion, the awakening of an inborn capacity to identify with and understand the experience of others. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
244:"If you're content, it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor. If you can calm and clear your mind, then you're content." ~ Lama Chime Rinpoche
245:"In a natural state of rest, all the time and in any situation, let your meditation be like the continuous flow of a river." ~ Patrul Rinpoche
246:The whole of meditation practice can be essentialized into these 3 crucial points: Bring your mind home. Release. And relax! ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
247:We may idealize freedom, but when it comes to our habits, we are completely enslaved. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,
248:whatever state of mind we are in now, whatever kind of person we are now: that’s what we will be like at the moment of death, ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
249:"All the qualities of your natural mind - peace, openness, relaxation, and clarity - are present in your mind just as it is." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
250:Melting our attachment to self is the most powerful medication for bringing mental and emotional imbalances in check. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
251:Through recognizing and realizing the empty essence, instead of being selfish and self-centered, one feels very open and free ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
252:"Nirvana is not another place and time. It's here and everywhere, a timeless present in which past and future are included." ~ Lama Chime Rinpoche
253:Samsara is the mind turned outwardly, lost in its projections. Nirvana is the mind turned inwardly, recognizing its true nature. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
254:A sick body with a good heart is more beneficial to future lives than a fit, healthy body that is used for self-cherishing. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
255:If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
256:Buddhism is filled with many wonderful ideas, but it is the recognition of awareness that takes us from samara to nirvana. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
257:Those who accomplish me, accomplish all the buddhas; Those who see me, see all the buddhas. - Guru Rinpoche, Guru Yoga?
   ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
258:Mindfulness meditation should be more than just watching what you are doing. What you really need to watch is your motivation. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
259:The most advanced technology and the most valuable asset that you will ever own is your mind. You will not find anything greater. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
260:All that we are looking for in life - all the happiness, contentment, and peace of mind - is right here in the present moment. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
261:The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends. ~ Bokar Rinpoche
262:Western laziness consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
263:The secret is not to “think” about thoughts, but to allow them to flow through the mind, while keeping your mind free of afterthoughts. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
264:"The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends." ~ Bokar Rinpoche
265:There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; my philosophy is kindness. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
266:What most of us need, almost more than anything, is the
courage and humility really to ask for help, from the depths of
our hearts ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
267:If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
268:There is only one way of attaining liberation and of obtaining the omniscience of enlightenment: following an authentic spiritual master. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
269:So one moment you have lost something precious, and then, in the very next moment, you find your mind is resting in a deep state of peace. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
270:You might meet with many obstacles in your life. But if you are a true practitioner, you will use them as training grounds of the path. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
271:Life is fragile, like the dew hanging delicately on the grass, crystal drops that will be carried away on the first morning breeze. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
272:"When you are practicing generosity, you should feel a little pinch when you give something away. That pinch is your stinginess protesting." ~ Gelek Rinpoche
273:Our society promotes cleverness instead of wisdom, and celebrates the most superficial, harsh, and least useful aspects of our intelligence. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
274:The absolute truth cannot be realized within the domain of the ordinary mind, and the path beyond the ordinary mind is the path of the heart. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
275:The mind is the source of all experience, and by changing the direction of the mind, we can change the quality of everything we experience. ~ Mingyur Rinpoche,
276:True compassion is undirected & holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
277:We do not need to get rid of the ego—this unchanging, solid, and unhealthy sense of self—because it never existed in the first place. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
278:William Blake:   He who binds to himself a Joy, Does the winged life destroy; He who kisses the Joy as it flies, Lives in Eternity’s sunrise. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
279:As long as you cultivate stillness, you may enjoy peace, but whenever your mind is a little bit disturbed, deluded thoughts will set in again. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
280:William Blake:   He who binds to himself a Joy, Does the winged life destroy; He who kisses the Joy as it flies, Lives in Eternity’s sunrise.7 ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
281:As Stephen Levine says: “When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.”4 ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
282:Day by day, be content with whatever you have and satisfied with whatever happens. Everything else will then fall naturally into place. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
283:It is compassion, then, that is the best protection; it is also, as the great masters of the past have always known, the source of all healing. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
284:There is no such thing as a bad mind. There is only a mind that is untrained, or trained. Every being has the same potential, including you. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
285:Ultimately one must abandon the path to enlightenment. If you still define yourself as a Buddhist, you are not a buddha yet. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
286:Whenever you are in awe of an enlightened being, remember to be in awe of your own potential too. Because ultimately there is no difference. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
287:And when you talk about realization, accomplishment for that matter enlightenment is that when you realize the fundamental essence of your mind. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
288:"It takes courage to accept life fully, to say yes to our life, yes to our karma, yes to our mind, emotions and whatever else unfolds." ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
289:There is no emptiness without appearance, and there is no appearance without emptiness. That is what we call the interdependent nature. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
290:The masters say if you create an auspicious condition in your body and your environment then meditation and realization will automatically arise. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
291:True compassion is undirected & holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
292:The mind is the source of all experience, and by changing the direction of the mind, we can change the quality of everything we experience. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
293:Trungpa Rinpoche talked about holding the sadness of life in our heart while never forgetting the beauty of the world and the goodness of being alive. ~ Pema Ch dr n
294:Meditation is not something that you can “do”; it is something that has to happen spontaneously, only when the practice has been perfected. However, ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
295:By renouncing samsara, we renounce our habitual grasping, unhappy minds. And by renouncing samsara, we embrace our potential for enlightenment. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
296:"If you are able, through your development of wisdom and skillful means, to unite the teachings with your life, then true results will be achieved." ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche
297:Train yourself, your mind, with the meditation techniques you have received, and don't twist the techniques to protect your delusion. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche,
298:What we have to learn, in both meditation and in life, is to be free of attachment to the good experiences and free of aversion to the negative ones. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
299:Everyone takes refuge in something, so once again we work with transforming ordinary tendencies into skillful means for spiritual development. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
300:What we have to learn, in both meditation and in life, is to be free of attachment to the good experiences, and free of aversion to the negative ones. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
301:When death finally comes you will welcome it like an old friend, being aware of how dreamlike and impermanent the pheneomenal world really is. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
302:When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
303:Just because we go through a difficult situation, it doesn’t mean that the future is predetermined. The future is very much in our hands, in our actions. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
304:The nature of mind is just too close to be recognized. Just as we are unable to see our own face, mind finds it difficult to look into its own nature. 2. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
305:What we have to learn, in both meditation and in life, is to be free of
attachment to the good experiences, and free of aversion to the negative ones. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
306:If you're determined to think of yourself as limited, fearful, vulnerable, or scarred by past experience, know only that you have chosen to do so. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
307:True success is not measured by the amount of money that you have made. It is measured by the amount of wisdom and compassion that you have cultivated. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
308:182. "You must constantly nourish openness, breadth of vision, willingness, enthusiasm, and reverence, that will change the whole atmosphere of your mind." ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
309:Happiness and unhappiness are not primarily created by the material world or the physical body. First and foremost, they are decisions of the mind. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
310:If you meditate in perfect peace and then flash someone an irritable look because they make noise or their child cries, you are entirely missing the point. ~ Khandro Rinpoche
311:In those who lack faith
Nothing positive will grow
Just as from a burnt seed
No green shoot will ever sprout.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher,
312:Once you overcome the hatred within your mind, you will discover that in the world outside, there is no longer any such thing as even a single enemy. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
313:There is a famous saying: "If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear". ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
314:You can enjoy your perceptions without actively engaging them, looking at them in the same way you’d look at the objects you’d experience in a dream. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
315:Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
316:Most of us have had the experience of sitting by the seashore or on a mountaintop, simply enjoying the beauty of nature, relaxed, content, and present. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
317:Para la persona que se ha preparado y ha practicado, la muerte llega no como una derrota, sino como un triunfo, el momento más glorioso que corona toda la vida. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
318:We believe deep down that we've lost something precious and are seeking it outside ourselves, never realizing that we are carrying it within us wherever we go. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
319:Your path may be different to your family, friends, and country. But despite what they may think, it does not mean that you are going in the wrong direction. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
320:Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
321:Because the dying also are unable to help themselves, we should relieve them of discomfort and anxiety, and assist them, as far as we can, to die with composure. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
322:Emotional states are fairly quick bursts of neuronal gossip. Traits, on the other hand, are more like the neuronal equivalent of committed relationships. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
323:In our own present world age, one thousand Buddhas will appear. Each one will be accompanied by an emanation of Guru Rinpoche to carry out the Buddha’s activities. ~ Padmasambhava
324:Becoming liberated from samsara is an inner journey. You can travel across the world and universe, and you will not find a way out. To get out, you must go in. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
325:Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
326:The faith of total trust allows blessings to enter you.
When the mind is free of doubt, whatever you wish can be achieved.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher,
327:The most precious gift that you could ever give to somebody is the Dharma.
The most precious gift that you could ever give to yourself is the practice of it. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
328:Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
329:For all who think of him with faith
The Buddha is there in front of them
And will give empowerments and blessings.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher, [T5],
330:I am never far from those with faith, or even from those without it, though they do not see me. My children will always, always, be protected by my compassion. ~ Guru Rinpoche, [T5],
331:What the world needs more than anything are Bodhisattvas of peace, lawyers, politicians, teachers working tirelessly for the enlightenment of themselves and others. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
332:The best part of all is that no matter how long you practice, or what method you use, every technique of Buddhist meditation ultimately generates compassion. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
333:At times, just relax in places with rivers, flowers, and so on, focusing on the visualization and singing HUM in a melodious, drawn out fashion.
   ~ Third Dzogchen Rinpoche, 1759-1792,
334:Buddha was once asked to describe the essence of his teachings," Rinpoche said. "Do you know what he replied? 'Abandon harmfulness. Cultivate goodness. Subdue your mind. ~ David Michie
335:If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
336:The past is the past, the future not yet risen, and even the present thought, as we experience it, becomes the past. The only thing we really have is nowness, is now. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
337:Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
338:If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
339:The best time to practice, the best time to prepare for the reality of death, and the best time to clarify our own Dharma Visions, is the present. Don’t waste a moment. ~ Anyen Rinpoche
340:There is no logical reason why thoughts, which have no substance, should have so much power over you, nor is there any reason why you should become their slave ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
341:Like birds landing on a tree top together, and then dispersing, we are together for a very short time, so it makes sense to live in harmony, in unconditional friendship. ~ Bokar Rinpoche
342:Meditation practice is regarded as a good and in fact excellent way to overcome warfare in the world: our own warfare as well as greater warfare. —CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA RINPOCHE ~ Pema Ch dr n
343:When we recognize that the seemingly object nature of reality is nothing different than the subject nature of mind, which is rigpa, it is called enlightenment. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
344:In Tibet there were practitioners in retreat who so strongly reflected on impermanence that they would not wash their dishes after supper. —PALTRUL RINPOCHE’S SACRED WORD ~ Dalai Lama XIV
345:Those who seek happiness in pleasure, wealth, glory, power, and heroics are as naive as the child who tries to catch a rain- bow and wear it as a coat. DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE ~ Anonymous
346:We are acting as if we were the last generation on the planet. Without a radical change in heart, in mind, in vision, the earth will end up like Venus, charred and dead. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
347:Instead of allowing ourselves to be led and trapped by our feelings, we should let them disappear as soon as they form, like letters drawn on water with a finger. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
348:Of course you must study the dharma to know exactly what you have to do, but you must also understand that an inch of practice can sometimes be worth a mile of theory. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
349:The definition of mantra is "that which protects the mind." That which protects the mind from negativity, or that which protects you from your own mind, is called mantra. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
350:"When your only purpose for living is the benefit of others, it is very easy to make the right decision. It is easy because you are very clear about why you are alive." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
351:Do not encumber your mind with useless thoughts. What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future? Remain in the simplicity of the present moment. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
352:Each moment provides an opportunity to turn toward awakening; and we are more likely to take advantage of each moment once we accept that these moments are limited. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
353:Live with compassion. Work with compassion. Die with compassion. Meditate with compassion. Enjoy with compassion. When problems come, experience them with compassion. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
354:When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment - an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
355:Those who seek happiness in pleasure, wealth, glory, power, and heroics are as naive as the child who tries to catch a rainbow and wear it as a coat. DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE ~ Matthieu Ricard
356:Ten presente el ejemplo de una vaca vieja, que se da por satisfecha durmiendo en un cobertizo. Tienes que comer, dormir y cagar, eso es inevitable, lo demás no es asunto tuyo. ~ Patrul Rinpoche
357:meditation is not supposed to be the fabrication or the reinforcement of some particular state, but simply the cultivation of the awareness of whatever is arising in the mind. ~ Thrangu Rinpoche
358:Modern society seems to be a celebration of all the things that lead away from the Truth, make Truth hard to live for, and discourage people from even believing that it exists. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
359:EMPTINESS: THE REALITY BEYOND REALITY Emptiness is described as the basis that makes everything possible. —THE TWELFTH TAI SITUPA RINPOCHE, Awakening the Sleeping Buddha ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
360:"When the true nature is revealed, the ability to transcend our constant attachment to 'self' spontaneously arises — thus allowing genuine compassion to spontaneously pervade." ~ Khandro Rinpoche
361:Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
362:will die, What has been gathered will be dispersed, What has been accumulated will be exhausted, What has been built up will collapse, And what has been high will be brought low. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
363:Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life itself reveals again and again the opposite: that letting go is the path to real freedom. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
364:As you start to see your own potential, you will also begin to recognize it in every being around you. Buddha nature is not a special quality available to just a privileged few. ~ Mingyur Rinpoche,
365:En fin de compte, la voie du bonheur revient à choisir entre l'inconfort de prendre conscience des afflictions mentales et l'inconfort d'être gouverné par elles (page 399) ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
366:"Treading the spiritual path is painful. It is a constant unmasking, peeling off of layer after layer of masks. It involves insult after insult." ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, The Myth of Freedom, p.9
367:If we think of ourselves as cattle with ropes hanging from our noses, Dharma practitioners hold that rope in their own hands, whereas ordinary people are controlled by others. ~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche,
368:Just as space can accommodate the whole universe - the mountains, continents, and so forth - the nature of the mind is so vast that it can accommodate the whole of phenomena.~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
369:But Ponlop Rinpoche added something really important to this statement. He said that without having a direct experience of our emotions, we can never touch the heart of buddha nature. We ~ Pema Ch dr n
370:Daily life provides countless occasions for adapting to change and impermanence. Yet we squander these precious opportunities, assuming that we have all the time in the world. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
371:The speed and distance that you travel on the path is determined by the level of your courage to go in the opposite direction from what you have been doing since beginningless time. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
372:This world can seem marvellously convincing until death collapses the illusion and evicts us from our hiding place. What will happen to us then if we have no clue of any deeper reality? ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
373:You as a salt-being, made of salt, go to fathom the depth of the ocean, and in the process you yourself dissolve. A great maharishi once said that true meditation is like this. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
374:A beautiful country is a dream-like illusion. It is senseless to cling to it. Unless the inner forces of negative emotions are conquered, strife with outer enemies will never end. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
375:Instead of focusing on some thoughts and feelings and pushing away others, just look at them as feathers flying in the wind. The wind is your awareness, your inborn openness and clarity. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
376:The purpose of reflecting on death is to make a real change in the depths of your heart, and to come to learn how to avoid the “hole in the sidewalk,” and how to “walk down another street. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
377:train in compassion is to know that all beings are the same and suffer in similar ways, to honor all those who suffer, and to know that you are neither separate from nor superior to anyone. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
378:We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere. To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. MONTAIGNE ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
379:Yet is our deepest desire is truly to live and go on living, why do we blindly insist that death is the end? Why not at least try and explore the possibility that there may be a life after? ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
380:We need to make a very clear distinction between what is in our ego’s self-interest and what is in our ultimate interest; it is from mistaking one for the other that all our suffering comes. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
381:In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is the mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
382:...learn not to overstretch ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations, but to simplify our lives more and more. The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
383:What is born will die, What has been gathered will be dispersed, What has been accumulated will be exhausted, What has been built up will collapse, And what has been high will be brought low. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
384:Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
385:When desire or anger arise, the weakest practitioners immediately blame the outside world, and never practice. While the strongest practitioners immediately look inside, and always practice. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
386:But, in fact, impermanence is like some of the people we meet in life—difficult and disturbing at first, but on deeper acquaintance far friendlier and less unnerving than we could have imagined. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
387:Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
388:The purpose of meditation is to awaken in us the sky-like nature of mind, and to introduce us to that which we really are, our unchanging pure awareness, which underlies the whole of life and death ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
389:An important characteristic of calm abiding meditation is to let go of any goal and simply sit for the sake of sitting. We breathe in and out, and we just watch that. Nothing else. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
390:As my father explained after we’d finished, the point of the exercise was to recognize that there really is no difference between the mind that thinks and thoughts that come and go in the mind. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
391:The greater the practitioner, the smaller their eight worldly concerns. (The eight worldly concerns: Attachment to gain, pleasure, praise, and fame. Aversion to loss, pain, blame, and bad reputation) ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
392:How many of us are swept away by what I have come to call an 'active laziness'?
It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
393:No matter how long the room has been dark, an hour or a million years, the moment the lamp of awareness is lit the entire room becomes luminous. You are that luminosity. You are that clear light. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
394:No matter what you experience on the path, never give up. Because all of the buddhas became enlightened for you. They know your potential, and they will not stop helping until you are enlightened too. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
395:Compassion is the spontaneous wisdom of the heart. It's always with us. It always has been, and always will be. When it arises in us, we've simply learned to see how strong and safe we really are. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
396:Taking impermanence truly to heart is to be slowly freed from the idea of grasping, from our flawed and destructive view of permanence, from the false passion for security on which we have built everything. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
397:True spirituality is to be aware that if we are interdependent with everything and everyone else, even our smallest, least significant thought, word and action have real consequences throughout the universe. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
398:Just as if you put your finger into water, it will get wet, and if you put it into fire, it will burn, so if you invest your mind in the wisdom mind of the Buddhas, it will transform into their wisdom nature. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
399:Much of our planning is like waiting to swim in a dry ravine. Many of our activities are like housekeeping in a dream. Delirious with fever, one does not recognize the fever. —PALTRUL RINPOCHE’S SACRED WORD IF ~ Dalai Lama XIV
400:The experience of emptiness is not found outside the world of ordinary appearance, as many people mistakenly assume. In truth, we experience emptiness when the mind is free of grasping at appearance. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
401:That goodness is what survives death, a fundamental goodness that is in each and every one of us. The whole of our life is a teaching of how to uncover that strong goodness, and a training toward realizing it. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
402:Through applying intention as well as attention to an experience, a person is able to shift the meaning of an experience from a painful or intolerable context to one that is tolerable or pleasant. Over ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
403:A mantra is basically a means of talking with your thoughts and feelings. It's a time-honored method sometimes referred to as prayer, but really it's an opening of a conversation between the heart and the mind. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
404:Pour commencer à luy oster son plus grand avantage contre nous, prenons voye toute contraire à la commune. Ostons luy l’estrangeté, pratiquons-la, accoustumons-la, n’ayant rien si souvent en la teste que la mort… ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
405:When sunlight falls on a crystal, lights of all colors of the rainbow appear; yet they have no substance that you can grasp. Likewise, all thoughts in their infinite variety are utterly without substance. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
406:Anyen Rinpoche is a compassionate embodiment of wisdom. The skillful teachings in The Tibetan Yoga of Breath will be a source of peace and happiness for many in these troubled times, for which I am very grateful. ~ Garchen Rinpoche
407:It is all up to us. We are the ones who have to keep looking at our thoughts, looking for the nature of our mind. there is nobody else in control of our lives, our experiences, our freedom or our bondage. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
408:Never forget how swiftly this life will be over, like a flash of summer lightning or the wave of a hand. Now that you have the opportunity to practice dharma, do not waste a single moment on anything else. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
409:Our lives are lived in intense and anxious struggle, in a swirl of speed and aggression, in competing, grasping, possessing and achieving, forever burdening ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
410:There are three main parts to the actual practice of Guru Yoga: first there is the visualization, next the fervent prayer to the guru, and lastly the receiving of the four empowerments.
   ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Guru Yoga, [T2],
411:"Realization is not knowledge about the universe, but the living experience of the nature of the universe. Until we have such living experience, we remain dependent on examples, and subject to their limits." ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
412:"We breathe in and out, and we just watch that. Nothing else. It doesn't matter if we get enlightenment or not. It doesn't matter if our friends get enlightened faster. Who cares? We are just breathing." ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
413:Every person whose heart is moved by love and compassion, who deeply and sincerely acts for the benefit of others without concern for fame, profit, social position, or recognition expresses the activity of Chenrezig. ~ Bokar Rinpoche
414:In each meditation session, we gather knowledge about the mind through observation, questioning, and testing. We do this over and over, until we gradually develop a meaningful understanding of our own mind. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
415:Meditation is actually a very simple exercise in resting in the natural state of your present mind, and allowing yourself to be simply and clearly present to whatever thoughts, sensations, or emotions occur. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
416:The Dalai Lama has warned: ‘Too many people have the Dharma only on their lips. Instead of using the Dharma to destroy their own negative thoughts, they regard the Dharma as a possession and themselves as the owner. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
417:The great masters of the Buddhist tradition, as well as the Buddhist teachings on bodhichitta and lojong, teach us that self-protection is a tendency that needs to be reversed in order to experience genuine happiness ~ Anyen Rinpoche
418:Until you perfect the view, do not count your practice in years or months. But instead decide to dedicate the whole remainder of your life to Dharma practice. This is the approach of the very best practitioners. ~ Yangthang Rinpoche,
419:That is the essence and mission of 'rebel buddha': to free us from the illusions we create by ourselves, about ourselves, and from those that masquerade as reality in our cultural and religious institutions. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
420:We fail to see that recognizing, admitting, and clearly understanding the patterns we experience in our own lives can have a transformative effect on the way we function in the world and the way we relate to others. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
421:"The notion of enlightenment means, "not bound". Not bound to what? Not bound to one's own mind in ordinary ways; not bound in confusion to all the suffering that one's mind has produced and is experiencing." ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
422:Life begins with love, is maintained with love, and ends with love. Right now, while we're alive, is the time to practice and express love. So please take care of your love. Love is capable of reaching so many people. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
423:Notre société est vouée presque exclusivement au culte de l’ego et à ses tristes fantasmes de réussite et de pouvoir ; elle célèbre les forces mêmes d’avidité et d’ignorance qui sont en train de détruire notre planète. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
424:To make things as easy as possible to under stand, we can summarize the four boundless qualities in the single phrase “a kind heart.” Just train yourself to have a kind heart always and in all situations. —PATRUL RINPOCHE ~ Pema Ch dr n
425:How should you practice these instructions? Be like a hungry yak, browsing on one tuft of grass with its eyes already fixed on the next. Practice with joy and enthusiasm, and never fall into laziness or apathy. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
426:I still noticed that little streak of rebelliousness coming up in me again - the same sense of dissatisfaction I had felt earlier with the empty rituals and institutionalized values of all religious traditions. ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
427:When you are away from your spiritual friends, and you feel lonely on the path, and you feel a lack of encouragement to go on, just remember that all of the enlightened beings are always with you. You are never alone. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
428:Never underestimate the importance of keeping your vows. Just how a castle will protect the king from being attacked by the enemy, the vows will protect your mind from being attacked by your mental afflictions. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche, #index,
429:Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
430:As long as the mind is unsubdued, there is always outside harm. Once the mind is subdued, once there is no anger in the mental continuum, there is no outside enemy. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
431:Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
432:Don’t worry about anything. Even if you find your attention wandering, there is no particular ‘thing’ you have to hold onto. Just let go, and drift in the awareness of the blessing. Don’t let small, niggling questions distract ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
433:He who has made the Buddha his refuge
Cannot be killed by ten million demons;
Through he transgress his vows or be tormented in mind,
It is certain that he will go beyond rebirth.
~ Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher,
434:If you're determined to think of yourself as limited, fearful, vulnerable, or scarred by past experience, know only that you have chosen to do so. The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
435:Rest in natural great peace, this exhausted mind,
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace. ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche,
436:Do not keep putting off practice, thinking that another location or another time would be more suitable.
Nothing is better than the present moment. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, bring your life to the path. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche
437:It is great that even before we become enlightened or generate any lam-rim realizations we are able to offer incredible benefit to others. The person who does this is a very fortunate person and should rejoice very often. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
438:Saints and mystics throughout history have adorned their realisations with different names and given them different faces and interpretations, but what they are all fundamentally experiencing is the essential nature of the mind. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
439:Tertön Sogyal, the Tibetan Mystic, said that he was not really impressed by someone who could turn the floor into the ceiling or fire into water. A real miracle, he said, was if someone could liberate just one negative emotion. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
440:Each step may seem to take forever, but no matter how uninspired you feel, continue to follow your practice schedule precisely and consistently. This is how we can use our greatest enemy, habit, against itself. ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
441:Whenever you hear that someone else has been successful, rejoice. Always practice rejoicing for others-whether your friend or your enemy. If you cannot practice rejoicing, no matter how long you live, you will not be happy. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
442:So overall, though my life is far from perfect, I'm contented with it. And in a peculiar way, I'm grateful for the troubling emotions I experienced. The obstacles we face in life can provide powerful incentives for change. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
443:"Since the time we were born from our mother's womb, the only thing we have seen is the present. We have never seen the past and we have never seen the future. Wherever we are, whatever time it is, it is only the present." ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche
444:The outer world in all its variety and our inner world of thoughts and emotions are not as they seem. All phenomena appear to exist objectively, but their true mode of existence is like a dream: apparent yet insubstantial. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
445:gewa significa hacer elecciones que aumenten nuestra fuerza emocional e intelectual, que iluminen nuestra potencial grandeza, que construyan nuestra confianza y que refuercen nuestra habilidad para ayudar a aquellos que lo necesiten. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
446:If you can practice the dharma with as much energy that you have been giving to your samsaric existence, sooner or later you will definitely become a buddha. It is your choice. You have been shown the way. Nobody can do it for you. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
447:Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch; Nothing ever works out as you wanted, so give up all your schemes and ambitions. If you have got to think about something— Make it the uncertainty of the hour of your death ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
448:Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, a great Dzogchen master of the last century, taught, “There is one thing we always need, and that is the watchman named mindfulness, the guard who is on the lookout for when we get carried away in mindlessness. ~ Joseph Goldstein
449:You don't have to say anything. You don't have to teach anything. You just have to be who you are: a bright flame shining in the darkness of despair, a shining example of a person able to cross bridges by opening your heart and mind. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
450:discover and develop, naturally and spontaneously, a compassionate desire to serve all beings, as well as a direct knowledge of how best you can do so, with whatever skill or ability you have, in whatever circumstances you find yourself. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
451:Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch; Nothing ever works out as you wanted, so give up all your schemes and ambitions. If you have got to think about something— Make it the uncertainty of the hour of your death . . ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
452:When I was going into one of my first meditation retreats, I asked my father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, for some advice. He said, "How you act when you're alone affects the rest of your life." Even in solitude, the ruler engages in virtue. ~ Sakyong Mipham
453:"... you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed." ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
454:From the body of the unborn essence arises the sphere of light, and from that sphere of light arises wisdom. From the wisdom arises the seed syllable and from the seed syllable arises the complete Mandala, the deity and the retinue. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
455:I shall never forget when Dudjom Rinpoche, in a moment of intimacy, leaned toward me and said in his soft, hoarse, slightly high-pitched voice: “You know, don’t you, that actually all these things around us go away, just go away . . .” With ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
456:Right here, I thought, right now, is where the suffering arises. Between the sound and the projection, between things as-they-are and things as-we-want-them-to-be. This is what the Buddha taught: To misperceive reality is to suffer. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
457:By approaching everything with a sense of suspicion and struggle, we like to think we're in control of things. But in truth our past karma is simply playing itself out. Instead of struggling with it, however, we can choose to dance. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
458:Don't you notice that there are particular moments when you are naturally inspired to introspection? Work with them gently, for these are the moments when you can go through a powerful experience, and your whole worldview can change quickly. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
459:Without any possessions, and locked inside a prison, an experienced meditator could still feel joyful and free. While so many people who may travel the world, and who have every luxury and freedom, are still feeling joyless and imprisoned. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
460:"Acknowledging our delusion is a very important step, but just to leave it at that will not suffice. There's no greater foolishness than to spend one's lifetime acknowledging that one is deluded and yet doing nothing whatsoever about it." ~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
461:Our task is to strike a balance, to find a middle way, to learn not to overextend ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations, but to simplify our lives more and more. The key to finding a happy balance in modern life is simplicity. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
462:When the wind blows the clouds disappear, and all of space is filled with the light of the sun. Likewise, through the power of dharma practice, our obscurations will disappear, revealing what has been there since beginningless time; a buddha. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
463:Do not make the mistake of imagining that the nature of
mind is exclusive to our mind only. It is in fact the nature of
everything. It can never be said too often that to realize the
nature of mind is to realize the nature of all things. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
464:I thought I heard a cow mooing in Seese's back yard. Later on, later down the road, as they say, I would learn that this was the sound of the Rinpoche chanting some ancient prayer. But, at that moment, it sounded to me very much like a mooing cow. ~ Roland Merullo
465:We live under threat from painful emotions: anger, desire, pride, jealousy and so on. Therefore we should always be ready to counter these with the appropriate antidote. True practitioners may be recognized by their unfailing mindfulness. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
466:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
467:Ask yourself: Do I want to continue being a great practitioner of ignorance, anger, and desire? Or do I want to become a great practitioner of wisdom and compassion instead?
Do not waste your precious human rebirth by making the wrong decision. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
468:If we can allow some space within our awareness and rest there, we can respect our troubling thoughts and emotions, allow them to come, and let them go. Our lives may be complicated on the outside, but we remain simple, easy, and open on the inside. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
469:The posture we take when we meditate signifies that we are linking absolute and relative, sky and ground, heaven and earth, like two wings of a bird, integrating the skylike, deathless nature of mind and the ground of our transient, mortal nature. The ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
470:The towns and countryside that the traveller sees through a train window do not slow down the train, nor does the train affect them. Neither disturbs the other. This is how you should see the thoughts that pass through your mind when you meditate. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
471:When you realize the nature of mind, layers of confusion peel away. You don't actually "become" a buddha, you simply cease, slowly, to be deluded. And being a buddha is not being some omnipotent spiritual superman, but becoming at last a true human being. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
472:Whether a Buddha comes into the world or not, the nature of things is still the nature of things. The Buddha is someone who realizes what is true, what actually exists. If we want to become enlightened, we simply have to acknowledge or recognize what is. ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
473:The past is only an unreliable memory held in the present. The future is only a projection of our present conceptions. The present itself vanishes as soon as we try to grasp it. So why bother with attempting to establish an illusion of solid ground? ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
474:Why exactly are we so frightened of death that we avoid looking at it altogether? Somewhere, deep down, we know we cannot avoid facing death forever. We know, in Milarepa's words: "This thing called 'corpse' we dread so much is living with us here and now." ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
475:If anyone - superior or inferior - comes to hinder your practice, you should be unshakable, like an iron boulder pulled by a silk scarf. It won't do to be a weak character whose head bends in whichever direction the wind blows, like grass on a mountain pass. ~ Dudjom Rinpoche,
476:So often we want happiness, but the very way we pursue it is so clumsy and unskillful that it brings only more sorrow. Usually we assume we must grasp in order to have that something that will ensure our happiness. [...] Learning to live is learning to let go. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
477:We can begin anything we do—start our day, eat a meal, or walk into a meeting—with the intention to be open, flexible, and kind. Then we can proceed with an inquisitive attitude. As my teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, “Live your life as an experiment. ~ Pema Ch dr n
478:We cannot be fearful all the time; we have to rise above our fear, whatever is to happen to us, however our conditions may challenge us. To be fearless is a decision that one must make. And this fearlessness becomes the fundamental ground of nonviolence. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
479:Beings living in the modern, degenerate age are continually tormented by five lethal poisons and drunk on the five sense objects following after fleeting worldly phenomena; distracted by unattainable worldly actions; believing that the insubstantial is substantial. ~ Anyen Rinpoche
480:Each one of us is responsible for other living beings' happiness, besides our own. As a result, your loving kindness is the most wish-fulfilling thing in life, more precious than anything else in this world. That makes for a most satisfying, fulfilling life. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
481:When you give in to aversion and anger, it’s as though, having decided to kill someone by throwing him into a river, you wrap your arms around his neck, jump into the water with him, and you both drown. In destroying your enemy, you destroy yourself as well. ~ Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
482:Contemplate the Importance of Mastering the Mind Your mind must deal with every experience. Think about how attaining mastery over the mind will enable you to lose any fear of death. Come to the certainty that you must master your mind in order to die with confidence. ~ Anyen Rinpoche
483:Don’t burden others with your expectations. Understanding their limitations can inspire compassion instead of disappointment, ensuring beneficial and workable relationships. Remember that you have only a short time together. Be grateful for each day you share. ~ Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
484:The nature of everything is illusory and ephemeral, Those with dualistic perception regard suffering as happiness, Like they who lick the honey from a razor’s edge. How pitiful they who cling strongly to concrete reality: Turn your attention within, my heart friends.5 ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
485:The towns and countryside that the traveler sees through a train window do not slow down the train, nor does the train affect them. Neither disturbs the other. This is how you should see the thoughts that pass through your mind when you meditate. —DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE ~ Pema Ch dr n
486:A fresh attitude starts to happen when we look to see that yesterday was yesterday, and now it is gone; today is today and now it is new. It is like that - every hour, every minute is changing. If we stop observing change, then we stop seeing everything as new ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
487:The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
488:All too often people come to meditation in the hope of extraordinary results, like visions, lights, or some supernatural miracle. When no such thing occurs, they feel extremely disappointed. But the real miracle of meditation is more ordinary and much more useful. . . . ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
489:Instead of thinking of this and that, one thing after the other, let your mind recognize itself in a single moment. When the mind recognizes itself, there is no thing to see there. It’s just wide open. That’s because the essence of mind is empty. It’s wide open and free ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
490:It is important to remember always that the principle of egolessness does not mean that there was an ego in the first place, and the Buddhists did away with it. On the contrary, it means there was never any ego at all to begin with. To realize that is called "egolessness. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
491:Peaceful death is really an essential human right, more essential perhaps even than the right to vote or the right to justice; it is a right on which, all religious traditions tell us, a great deal depends for the well-being and spiritual future of the dying person. There ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
492:Once an old woman came to Buddha and asked him how to meditate. He told her to remain aware of every movement of her hands as she drew the water from the well, knowing that if she did, she would soon find herself in that state of alert and spacious calm that is meditation. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
493:If you could take the bliss and happiness that comes from meditation, and put it into a bottle, it would be the most popular drink in the world. Of course, this is not possible. But the good news is that it is free, it is good for your health, and it is always available. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
494:If you know the psychological nature of your own mind, depression is spontaneously dispelled; instead of being enemies and strangers, all living beings become your friends. The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts. Check your own mind to see whether or not this is true. ~ Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
495:No matter how insignificant you feel, no matter what problems you have, and no matter how many afflictive emotions fill your mind, never underestimate your potential for a single moment. Like a diamond covered by dirt, your buddha nature is there, waiting to be discovered. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
496:If you can remember that all beings have buddha nature, it will help you cultivate equanimity, because it will feel like everybody is your family. The greater your equanimity, the greater your love and compassion towards them, no matter who they are, or what they have done. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
497:Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and best-selling author, said in his book The Joy of Living: “Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them. ~ Tammy Strobel
498:How often attachment is mistaken for love! Even when the relationship is a good one, love is spoiled by attachment, with its insecurity, possessiveness, and pride; and then when love is gone, all you have left to show for it are the “souvenirs” of love, the scars of attachment. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
499:Just look at your mind for a few minutes. You will see that it is like a flea, constantly hopping to and fro. You will see that thoughts arise without any reason, without any connection. Swept along by the chaos of every moment, we are the victims of the fickleness of our mind. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche
500:Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating - the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to - you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche

IN CHAPTERS



   7 Buddhism
   1 Poetry


   6 Bokar Rinpoche


   6 Tara - The Feminine Divine


1.01 - Tara the Divine, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  subject class:Buddhism
  author class:Bokar Rinpoche
  class:chapter
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  When Kalu Rinpoche 5 was at Palpung retreat center in
  Kham-he was probably 17 or 18 years old at the
  --
  I will give you a mantra to recite 10,000 times, and
  you will be healed." Kalu Rinpoche complied and the
  next day was completely relieved of his toothache.
  --
  
  In Sonada, Kalu Rinpoche's monastery in India
  near Darjeeling, Amala donated a great Tara statue
  --
  Taras that can still be seen in the temple. Her devotion
  to Tara was so exclusive that, Kalu Rinpoche, having
  a Padmasambhava statue placed above them for a
  --
  changed little by little. Toward the end of her life, she
  met Kalu Rinpoche. She had no lama to guide her
  until then: She detached herself from material

1.02 - Taras Tantra, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  subject class:Buddhism
  author class:Bokar Rinpoche
  class:chapter

1.03 - Invocation of Tara, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  subject class:Buddhism
  author class:Bokar Rinpoche
  class:chapter
  --
  Answer: Not necessarily. Some monasteries do, others
  choose different rituals. In Sonada, Kalu Rinpoche
  established this custom. Here, in Mirik, because of the

1.04 - The Praise, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  subject class:Buddhism
  author class:Bokar Rinpoche
  class:chapter
  --
  several translations are possible. The translation that we offer here
  is founded on Taranatha's commentary. Bokar Rinpoche's
  explanation of the praise does not imply, therefore, that other

1.05 - Buddhism and Women, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  subject class:Buddhism
  author class:Bokar Rinpoche
  class:chapter
  --
  years old. She had to have been about 60 years old.
  Given the ties uniting the previous Bokar Rinpoche to
  the 15th Karmapa, she showed me much affection,
  --
  Given how highly she was regarded, she was
  called Khandro Rinpoche, "Precious Dakini."
  After her death, she manifested in the form of a
  female tulku. Having again received the title of
  Khandro Rinpoche, the new incarnation, after
  completing training, also teaches and gives
  --
  Lama Degya l Tsam pa who studie d with the next to
  the last Dujom Rinpoche. She was famous for being
  the most accom plishe d disciple of this lama. She had
  --
  Answer: In the Kagyupa school, there is one center
  attached to Sherab Ling, Situ Rinpoche's Monastery.
  Perhaps, there are more in other schools.

1.06 - Iconography, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  subject class:Buddhism
  author class:Bokar Rinpoche
  class:chapter

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  We request because when we ask for something, it means that we sincerely want it; were intent on this. Some years ago my friend was teaching
  English to one of the little Rinpoches in Dharamsala. When the monks in
  
  --
  inspiration over and over again. One time, they were making 100,000 of these
  offerings and requests to Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava. This little Rinpoche asked my friend, Why do we request the Buddha over and over again
  Please grant me blessings and inspire me?
  --
  recall the rst conversation I ever had with one of my teachers. I went with
  someone to meet Lama Zopa Rinpoches plane at Los Angeles International
  
  --
  
  Airport, and when he got off the plane, Rinpoche talked to me about dolphins. That was the level of my mind; that was what I could understand at
  that time. So he spent some time making a connection with this young

1.nrpa - The Viewm Concisely Put, #Naropa - Poems, #unset, #Kabbalah
  
  English version by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Erik Pema Kunsang
  

3.4.2 - Guru Yoga, #The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, #Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further streng then devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities.
  In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha Shenla Odker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature.
  The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us.

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Goodreads author - Trijang_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Shamar_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Kyabje_Kangyur_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Anyen_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Dudjom_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Kalu_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Za_Rinpoche
Goodreads author - Bokar_Rinpoche
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19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche
3rd Taktra Rinpoche
8th Arjia Rinpoche
Akong Rinpoche
Alak Jigme Thinley Lhundup Rinpoche
Ayang Rinpoche
Azin Rinpoche
Bokar Tulku Rinpoche
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
Chime Rinpoche
Chkyi Nyima Rinpoche
Denma Locho Rinpoche
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche
Jigme Rinpoche
Jikme Losel Wangpo, 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche
Kalu Rinpoche
Khamtrul Rinpoche
Khandro Rinpoche
Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
Kunga Rinpoche
Kushok Bakula Rinpoche
Kyabgn Phakchok Rinpoche
Kyabje Rinpoche
Lati Rinpoche
Ling Rinpoche
Mingyur Namkh Dorje, 4th Dzogchen Rinpoche
Namgyal Rinpoche
Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche
Pema Rigdzin, 1st Dzogchen Rinpoche
Penor Rinpoche
Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
Rinpoche
Samdhong Rinpoche
Sershul Triwa Rinpoche
Shenphen Rinpoche
Sogyal Rinpoche
Taktser Rinpoche
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Tharchin Rinpoche
Third Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Thrangu Rinpoche
Thubten Chkyi Dorje, 5th Dzogchen Rinpoche
Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche
Trulshik Rinpoche
Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Zhabdrung Rinpoche
Zong Rinpoche
Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche


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