A bodhisattva is someone who has taken on the sole task of meeting the needs of others, no matter how difficult that might be. His self-centeredness has been reduced to the point where wisdom, love, and compassion arise naturally, benefiting any situation. Motivated only by concern for others, he would offer his own life without regrets if he saw it would be of help. So the mind of a bodhisattva is heroic, vast, and of limitless benefit.

— Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

image

The best seeing is the way of “nonseeing” the radiance of the mind itself. The best prize is what cannot be looked for the priceless treasure of the mind itself.

— Milarepa

image

Do not be afraid of doing good deeds. It is another name for happiness. I know well that good deeds lead to a ripening, a blossoming, which is pleasing, joyous and happy for a long time.

— Buddha

image

You might “kill time” walking, moving, sleeping, or sitting: ineffectual acts which are neither wholesome nor harmful, and which mature into neither good nor bad experiences. But since such actions simply waste this human life, instead of throwing your ability away in idle amusements, make a conscious effort to devote your time exclusively to wholesome action.

— Jamgon Kongyrul Lodro Thaye

image

All created things are impermanent. Strive on with diligence.

— Buddha

image

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

image

Through all of this auspiciousness wherever its light may be seen, with the love and the compassion that make bodhicitta mind supreme, may this thought arise in everyone: “Other beings’ happiness is as important as my own” and may excellent virtue and auspiciousness always increase, never diminish!

— Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

image