Although I am unable to order my behavior in harmony with the regimen of the quarters of the day, I vow to avoid a hypocritical front and self-deception — Keep this vow in your hearts, my friends!

— Drukpa Kunley

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When I began to practice meditation on compassion, I found that my sense of isolation began to diminish, while at the same time my personal sense of empowerment began to grow. Where once I saw only problems, I started to see solutions. Where once I viewed my own happiness as more important than the happiness of others, I began to see the well-being of others as the foundation of my own peace of mind.

— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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If we are serious about fostering world peace, we must first understand, generate, and experience real peace in our own mental stream. Awareness of peace is the foundation and goal of healing ourselves and the world. If our mind, or consciousness, is enjoying the awareness of peace, our everyday life will turn into a life of peace. Whatever we say will resound as the words of peace. Whatever we do will manifest as the expression of peace. Our mere presence will make the hearts of many blossom with happiness and harmony. Then we become one of the true peaceful members of society and a source inspiring others to true peace, too. Our every word and smile will send a genuine message of peace to others, and a true cycle of world peace and joy could be set in motion. So the inspiration of true world peace must take birth in our own heart.

— Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

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Most people have so many unnecessary worries, so many unnecessary judgements, so many negative fantasies about the future and spend too long worrying about the future that they forget to live in the present day and before they know it, their whole life has gone by, that is why we must remember to live in the moment and appreciate the gift of life we have every single day. Do not worry about the future when there is so much we can do today.

— HH Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche

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错误的知见是永恒的牢狱。

— 慧律法师

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How blissful it is, for one who has nothing. Attainers-of-wisdom are people with nothing. See him suffering, one who has something, a person bound in mind with people.

— Buddha

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There are countless sentient beings in the 3 realms of samsara, but there is only one cause of happiness and all beings contrive for happiness. Even the slightest happiness has its cause from the mind of love and compassion. If there is love in the mind, then naturally you will practice generosity, ethical discipline and patience. As a result of that, you will achieve temporary happiness in the higher realms. Then by practicing meditation and wisdom, you will ultimately attain enlightenment. Therefore in the 37 Bodhisattva’s practices regarding the causes of happiness and suffering, it state that “All suffering without exception comes from wishing for one’s own happiness. The perfect Buddha arises from the altruistic mind.”
— Garchen Rinpoche

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Use the Dharma that you have studied to change your mind, to be different from before. That is the purpose of Dharma, and if you can use it to change your mind in this way you won’t be poor in Dharma.

— Ling Rinpoche

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Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior. A burning stick, though turned to the ground, has its flame drawn upwards.

— Sakya Pandita

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In a worldly way, we already consider our lives to be precious and strive to preserve our own existence. The trouble is that we generally identify ourselves by, and with, its least valuable aspects. The ordinary sense of ‘preciousness’ consists of trying to protect the body from getting old, sick, cold, or hungry. If we limit ourselves to these pre-occupations, without seeing beyond them, we are failing to make the most of our far greater opportunities – our potential is being wasted.

— Akong Rinpoche

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