Bodhicitta is the moon of the mind. Bodhicitta is the sun of the mind. Bodhicitta is the jewel of the mind. Bodhicitta is the nectar of the mind. སེམས་ཀྱི་ཟླ་བ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་མ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། སེནས་ཀྱི་ནོར་བུ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། སེམས་ཀྱི་བདུས་རྩི་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen. Vast as the Heavens Deep as the Sea. Wisdom Publications. 1999. This is an extraordinary, poetic text about […]
““Uncountable” is actually countable: you can count one thousand, one million, etc. This expression actually refers to 160 (1 to the power of sixty). That is called ”uncountable.” The word “uncountable” is used in a specific way in Buddhist philosophy. We talk about “three countless great eons”—if a countless great eon is really uncountable, why do we talk about there […]
Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home. ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The Book of Joy. 2016.
By rescuing beings who are about to be slaughtered, By benefiting others by giving life in such ways, By turning away from harming any living creature, You will attain a long life. By caring for the seriously ill, By giving them medicine as a healer, By refraining from harming creatures with stones or sticks, You […]
In general, it is said that from among the attachments to food, clothing and reputation, the attachment to reputation is very difficult to abandon. It is possible that a meditator gives up good food and clothing and stays for years in meditation. Even though this person does not have attachment for food and clothing, at the bottom of his […]
If you don’t control your flat tongue, It will make trouble for your round head. ~ Sakya Pandita, Treasury of Good Advice as quoted by Geshe Lhundup Sopa Rinpoche. “Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, volume 2: karma”.
Although we are not so fortunate as to be in the presence of the fully-Enlightened Nirmanakaya, the Guru is always benefiting beings. There is no space which is not pervaded by the Buddhas: they are constantly incarnating and emanating for us. as quoted by Gelek Rinpoche in a teaching on “The Four Mindfulnesses”