Archive for April, 2012

mastery over your mind!

April 23, 2012

You may possess the power and might of a world ruler, but unless you gain mastery over your own mind, when the time of death arrives you still haven’t attained the power of freedom. So gain mastery over your mind!

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

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discriminating knowledge

April 23, 2012


You may have the bravery of a strong fighter, but unless you possess the intelligent strength of discriminating knowledge, you will not turn the tide in the battle with samsara. So possess the intelligent strength of discriminating knowledge!

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Essence of the Bodhisattva practice

April 23, 2012

The essence of the Bodhisattva practice is to go beyond self-clinging and dedicate yourself to serving others. The Bodhisattva’s activity hinges on the mind, not on how your actions might appear externally. True generosity is the absence of clinging, ultimate discipline is the absence of desire, and authentic patience is the absence of hatred. Bodhisattvas are able to give away their kingdom, their body, their dearest possessions, because they have completely overcome any inner impoverishment and are unconditionally ready to fulfil the needs of others

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

keep to the fortress of the unchanging

April 23, 2012

Your castle of earth and stone may be beautiful, but unless you dwell in the fortress of the unchanging, you must depart and leave it behind. So keep to the fortress of the unchanging!

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Life

April 23, 2012

Life!
In the midst of hard conditions,
These little plants still able to grew lively
Manifest the energy of determination and hope

Beyond enlightenment

April 19, 2012


To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things of the universe. To be enlightened by all things of the universe is to cast off the body and mind of the self as well as those of others. Even the traces of enlightenment are wiped out.

Dogen Zenji

Stay still

April 19, 2012

Above all, don’t wish to become a future Buddha;
Your only concern should be,
As thought follows thought,
To avoid clinging to any of them.

Dogen Zenji

Coming or Going

April 19, 2012

The migrating bird
leaves no trace behind
and does not need a guide.

Dogen

Buddha – four seals

April 19, 2012

All compounded things are impermanent.
All emotions are pain.
All things have no inherent existence.
Nirvana is beyond concepts.

Buddha – four seals.

Awareness

April 19, 2012

Matters, happenings, people appear in our life when times ripens/conditions arise.

It is us – who to ensure and aware that the habitual thoughts that can shape the results, which is in our own cause to decide whether to grasp it or just let it be.

Soon, these conditions and our habitual thoughts will ease by itself. Just stay alert and still to aware.