One who hears but one word of this and, having heard, has faith in it, will attain greater virtue than that of the meditative stability of others whose dhyana rids the three worlds of defilements’ fires and brings achievement of the divine state of Brahma’s paradise, even if it is practised as a means to supreme immutable enlightenment. Generosity brings affluence, right conduct leads to the higher states, meditative stability removes defilements, but prajna [wisdom] removes all defilements and the cognitive. Therefore this prajna is the most excellent thing: its cause is to study such as this.

— Maitreya

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现在很多人的慈悲心,只是对亲人、朋友或是自己同情的人,提供一些短暂帮助。我们若能长期、深层地以窍诀而修慈悲心,最终会对所有众生,哪怕是最大的怨敌,也能提供长时间利益。到了那时,帮助众生的力度将完全不同。

— 索达吉堪布

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We talk about the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, and all these instructions and methods of practise we can do and benefit from. But in essence, to find Dharma one has to look inward, not outward. One has to constantly exert effort in examining oneself and one’s own mind. Of course, there are methods of meditating, there are philosophies, and there are doctrines and logic. Within Buddhism, there is a tremendous treasure of teachings. Nevertheless, if one were to gather them all into one, one would have to say that everything is inherently contained within one’s own mind.

— Khandro Rinpoche

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The whole world is tormented by words and no one does without words. But in so far as one is free from words does one really understand words.

— Mahasiddha Saraha

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Consider the fact that no matter how many planets and stars are reflected in a lake, these reflections are encompassed within the water itself; that no matter how many universes there are, they are encompassed within a single space; and that no matter how vast and how numerous the sensory appearances of samsara and nirvana may be, they are encompassed within the single nature of mind.

— Dudjom Lingpa

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Understanding the view will not help! One must generate the view in one’s mind! There are many people who understand the view but don’t generate it in their minds! If the view were generated in their minds, they wouldn’t act the way they do!

— Mahasiddha Padampa Sangye

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Tame the mind, tame the mind, use bodhicitta to tame the mind. Even if we do not cultivate any good deeds in body and speech, taming our mind in fact benefits ourselves and all beings.

— Patrul Rinpoche

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