Quote Archives: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Clarity and emptiness ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Clarity and emptiness are inseparably united in the true nature of mind, which is beyond all concepts of existence and non-existence. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The awakened heart itself ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Why is compassion of foremost importance in the Buddha’s teachings? Because it is the root of all the vastness and profundity of the bodhisattva path. Compassion is the awakened heart itself. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

All perceptions are similar to a dream ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

At present we perceive samsara as something we have to reject and nirvana as something we have to attain. Now while this is correct according to relative truth, according to absolute truth the nature of the afflictive emotions and actions that we are supposed to reject is nothing other than emptiness. When we realize the […]

Living in harmony ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Many of us lead family lives. At most, the members of a family stay together for the duration of a single lifetime, often much less. While that fleeting moment of being together still lasts, we should try to remain in perfect harmony with each other, while observing the Dharma as much as possible. Night and […]

Right Time ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

There is a right time for everything. Farmers know when the time has come to plow, to sow, or to harvest, and they never fail to do each job when it is necessary. Now that you are in full possession of your faculties, have met a teacher, and have received his instructions, will you let […]

Complete acceptance ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Getting some experience in mind training ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The important thing is not to do anything that we might have to regret later on. Therefore we should examine ourselves honestly. Unfortunately, our ego-clinging is so gross that, even if we do possess some small quality, we think that we are wonderful. On the other hand, if we have some great defect, we do […]