Wisdom for Today

Practitioners of the Pure Land Path entrust themselves totally to Amitabha Buddha. This is like throwing the whole bathtub into the sea. — Master Jingzong. 16 July 2019

The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves “inside the skin” of the other. — Thich Nhat Hanh. 15 July 2019

The root of all happiness is the mind; the root of all suffering is the mind. — Thrangu Rinpoche. 12 July 2019

Beings long to free themselves from misery,
But misery itself they race to catch.
They long for joy, but in their ignorance,
Destroy it, as they would a hated enemy.
 — Shantideva. 11 July 2019

Let the mind remain in its completely natural, uncontrived state. Be like a newborn baby in its cradle. — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. 10 July 2019

Belief can be deep or shallow, doubts are of various kinds. It doesn’t matter. As long as you recite the Name, you are assured of rebirth. — Master Huijing. 9 July 2019

We should be quite gentle in judging ourselves and remember that the habits we are fighting against come from beginningless time and are very strong. — Thrangu Rinpoche. 8 July 2019

By deepening our awareness of interconnectedness, we can create a far more harmonious and healthy society and live far more satisfying lives. For that to happen, we can’t just stop our analysis at the interdependence of the physical world. The human heart and mind — what we might call our inner world — form an integral part of these webs of interdependence. — His Holiness the Karmapa. 5 July 2019

When one destroys even the most subtle concepts and notions of subject and object, one arrives at the way things truly are. But this state of emptiness is not empty like an empty pot or void space. It is filled with the clarity of awareness. — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. 4 July 2019

“Me” and “mine” are just mental states. — Tenzin Palmo. 3 July 2019

To become a Buddha, one must boundlessly and endlessly practice giving in many lives. — Master Huijing. 2 July 2019

You can touch nirvana right now by breathing, walking, and drinking your tea in mindfulness. — Thich Nhat Hanh. 28 June 2019

You should know that worldly activities and effortless unconcern are not two different things, but if you keep thinking about rejection and grasping, you make them two. — Master Huineng. 27 June 2019

The enlightened mind is like a bird in flight that leaves no trace of its path. People will say, “A bird just flew by.” In their mind, there is a trace of the bird’s path. This is attachment. For the enlightened practitioner, that moment is already gone—the bird has left no trace of its flight. — Master Sheng Yen. 26 June 2019

Because we are imperfect sentient beings, it is unexpected for us to be delivered by Amitabha without any conditions. So, we should be joyful and thankful on one side, and regretful on the other. Because of repentance, we have a softened and forgiving mind. — Master Huijing. 25 June 2019

Meditation isn’t something separate from your life. It is your life. — Mingyur Rinpoche. 24 June 2019

Each step is a prayer, each step is a meditation, each step will build a bridge. — Preah Maha Ghosananda. 21 June 2019

Aspire to experience sadness. — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. 20 June 2019

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. — His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 19 June 2019

On behalf of sentient beings in the ten directions, Amitabha Buddha cultivates and accumulates immeasurable virtuous practices, and stores all merit and virtues in his six syllable Name, which he gives us unconditionally. — Master Huijing. 18 June 2019

When you face the problem and bring it close to you, you have a chance to understand it. When you run away, your face is turned in the opposite direction. — Ajahn Brahm. 17 June 2019

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? —
Dōgen Zenji
. 14 June 2019

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