Even in the greatest yogi, sorrow and joy still arise just as before. The difference between an ordinary person and the yogi is how they view their emotions and react to them. An ordinary person will instinctively accept or reject them, and so arouse the attachment or aversion that will result in the accumulation of negative karma.A yogi, however, perceives everything that rises in its natural, pristine state, without allowing grasping to enter his perception.
—Sogyal Rinpoche : Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, chapter 10
Our lives may seem very short to most of us, but it is deceiving because it is like a looking
at the mountains, looks near yet it is so far to reach. I learned not to rush, especially, if
we make decisions out of emotions then it will ruin our beautiful lives. Take our time but be
His Eminence Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche
"The practitioner who has the greatest yearning devotion receives the greatest blessing. Even though rain falls evenly over the land, it is only where perfect seeds are properly cultivated and ready to sprout that a plant grows."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
"When you study Buddhism you’re studying yourself—the nature of your
body, speech and mind the main emphasis being on the nature of your
mind and how it works in everyday life. The main topic is not
something else, like what is Buddha? What is the nature of God? Things
Lama Thubten Yeshe
"We should then always attempt to have perseverance. The nature of the mental factor of perseverance is a mind that is happy to perform virtue. Perseverance in harming your enemies, perseverance in anger, attachment or ignorance, perseverance in meaningless activities of this life or perseverance in nonvirtuous actions is not the real perseverance;
that’s wrong perseverance. The mind that is happy to create negative karma is wrong perseverance."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
We can realize the beauty of our own inner nature when we stop manipulating everything that crosses our path as a way to fortify a sense of self. This is the practitioner's approach to life.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
If there is no hope to be a great person, if the potential for enlightenment is not there, why bother? But we know deep down that we have potential. You have seen glimpses already along the way of your life, felt those moments of real understanding and clarity and true happiness.
"Everyday Enlightenment" by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa
.“The practice of Buddhism, and particularly the practice of the Four Immeasurables, remains
very relevant to this day. It is a practice that anyone can apply. Whether we call ourselves
Buddhists or not, these qualities are there in all of us.”
His Holiness Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje