Wisdom for Today

Wisdom is in yourself, just like a sweet ripe mango is already in a young green one. — Ajahn Chah. 22 March 2019

Do not blame your past karma; instead, be someone who purely and flawlessly practices the Dharma. — Dudjom Rinpoche. 21 March 2019

One should live with few possessions
And dwell with one’s back turned
To the things that cause grasping.
Be as a wanderer in foreign lands
Taking food as it is found
Like the birds in migration
. — Atiśa. 20 March 2019

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.
 ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums. 19 March 2019

Without calmness of mind, it is very hard to have a sense of delight. Without this sense of delight, there is no genuine compassion. If we are totally preoccupied with our own experience—how I feel, what my problem is, and so forth—there is no chance at all for us to care about how others feel. — Tsoknyi Rinpoche. 18 March 2019

Free from all extremes, co-emergent wisdom gives birth to the understanding of all phenomena. — Machig Labdrön. 15 March 2019

As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed. — The Buddha. 14 March 2019

Our apparent physical and circumstantial differences are relatively unimportant and shallow, compared to the more important—and much more foundational—level of reality on which we all stand. — His Holiness The Karmapa. 13 March 2019

Our rebirth in the Land of Bliss is at the invitation of Amitabha Buddha. All he asks of us is to entrust ourselves to the power of his vows and recite his name often. — Master Huijing. 12 March 2019

Life is short and no one knows what the next moment will bring. Open your mind while you have the opportunity, thereby gaining the treasures of wisdom, which in turn you can share abundantly with others, bringing them happiness. — Dogen Zenji. 11 March 2019

We are born Buddhas, and all Dharma practices help us recognize and nurture this truth. — Mingyur Rinpoche. 8 March 2019

Seeing what is not real, you are bound; seeing the real, you are free. — Anonymous. 7 March 2019

As long as there is an ego, there are demons. — Machig Labdrön. 6 March 2019

How can we be free? Recite Amitabha’s name! A person who can sincerely and earnestly recite Amitabha’s name, truly takes refuge in the Buddha. — Master Huijing. 5 March 2019

If you waste your life now on endless minor tasks, you can be sure that at the time of death you will weep with regret and be stricken with intense anxiety, like a thief who has just been thrown into jail and anxiously anticipates his punishment. — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. 4 March 2019

What is the world full of? It is full of things that arise, persist, and cease. Grasp and cling to them, and they produce suffering. Don't grasp and cling to them, and they do not produce suffering. — Buddhadasa. 1 March 2019

Instead of allowing wild thoughts to enslave you, realize their essential emptiness. Examine the nature of hatred; you will find that it is no more than a thought. — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. 28 February 2019

Everything is a help to the practice if we have the right attitude. So it’s a matter of changing our responses. That’s all. — Tenzin Palmo. 27 February 2019

Whether it is the teaching of the Buddha or it is generally accepted societal behavior, changing one’s destiny starts with giving. — Master Huijing. 26 February 2019

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