Honest examination ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Milarepa said: ‘My religion is to have nothing to be ashamed of when I die.’ But the majority of people do not give any importance to this way of thinking. We pretend to be very calm and subdued and are full of sweet words, so that ordinary people, not knowing our thoughts, say, ‘This is a real Bodhisattva.’ But it is only our outward behaviour that they see. The important thing is not to do anything that we might have to regret later on. Therefore we should examine ourselves honestly.

Only the fool wants more pain ~ 7th Dalai Lama

If there is a way to become free from misery, one should use each moment to achieve it. Only the fool wants more pain: A melancholy scene, knowingly eating poison.

Be kind to yourself ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.

As a water bead on a lotus leaf ~ Buddha

As a water bead on a lotus leaf,
as water on a red lily,
does not adhere,

so the sage
does not adhere
to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.

Naturally pacified ~ Thrangu Rinpoche

When, in the midst of the emergence of anger, you see and experience its emptiness directly, then it is naturally pacified. This works with any other kind of suffering or with any of the other kleshas as well. It is simply the recognition that there is really no thing there. This is the path of the recognition of the nature of kleshas.