Quote Archives: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Three turnings of the wheel of Dharma ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The three cycles of Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings are known as the three turnings of the wheel of Dharma. In the first turning of the wheel, at Vārāṇasī, he taught the Four Noble Truths common to both Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. In the second, at Rājagṛiha, or Vulture Peak, he expounded the Mahāyāna teachings on absolute truth […]

Simply the mind itself ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

When looking into the nature of mind, don’t expect to gain some exceptionally high or profound realization, or to see anything new. Nor should you hesitate or doubt your ability to meditate. Just trust that the nature of mind is simply the mind itself left in an unaltered state, and do all that you can […]

Trample on anger with realization ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Examine anger itself and you will find that it is nothing but a thought. If that angry thought disappears, it will not lead to an action done in anger, with its negative karmic results. Trample on anger with realization, and it dissolves like a cloud in the sky; and as it dissolves, the notion of […]

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 […]