The object of knowledge in dream is not seen when one awakes. Similarly the world disappears to him who is awakened from the darkness of ignorance.

— Nāgārjuna



Samsara is to see fault in others.

— Tilopa


Love yourself and be awake – today, tomorrow, always. First establish yourself in the way, then teach others, and so defeat sorrow. To straighten the crooked you must first do a harder thing – straighten yourself. You are the only master. Who else? Subdue yourself, and discover your master.

— Buddha


Mind’s nature is and always has been buddha. It has neither birth nor cessation, like space. When you realize the real meaning of the equal nature of all things, to remain in that state without searching is meditation.

— Garab Dorje


Ideally the ultimate retreat is to retreat from the past and the future, to always remain in the present.

— Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


Giving without expecting anything in return and bearing fruit in the future when the giver is in need of help.

The path is easy and simple. What is difficult and complicated is to continue suffering. Buddha Nature is not a seed, a potential, or a possibility, but rather a complete reality. There is nothing to build; nothing to elaborate.

— Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen