Dharma Quotes

From beginningless time my mothers have cherished me;
When they suffer, what’s the point of my own happiness?
Therefore, to liberate endless numbers of beings,
Engendering bodhicitta is the practice of bodhisattvas.

~ The Thirty Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

Vigilance is the path of immortal royalty,
Negligence, the path that leads to death.
Those who are vigilant do not die,
Those who are negligent are already dead.

~ Dhammapada

As long as mind is not recognized,
The wheel of existence turns.
When this is understood, the state of Buddha
Is nothing other than that.
There is nothing that can be described
As either existing or not existing.
May the nature of reality,
The true nature of the Buddha mind, be recognized.

~ Mahamudra: Boundless Joy & Freedom

One hundred lives as a universal monarch
Are insignificant when compared
To a single life that’s truly dedicated to Dharma.

~ Buddha Shakyamuni

Abandon every evil deed,
Practice virtue well,
Perfectly subdue your mind:
This is the Teaching of Buddha.

~ Buddha Shakyamuni

You should recite the mantra at all times,
even when you are walking and sitting,
and not just at the shrine. You should recite
the mantra whenever you can, and as often
as you can. If you recite OM MANI PADME
HUNG, you will meet the Buddha within.

~H.E. Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche

Samsara is created by karma.
It is a projection of karma.
Beings are created by karma.
Karma is their cause and what differentiates them.

<~ Mahakarunapundarikasutra

There are two ways of seeing everything,
The perfect way and the false way,
So each and everything that can ever be found
Holds two natures within.
And what does perfect seeing see?
It sees the suchness of all things.
And false seeing sees the relative truth –
This is what the perfect Buddha said.

~ Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way

(Updated on Aug 2013)