Quote Archives: Dudjom Rinpoche

The seven sublime riches ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

Cultivate faith and devotion to the Three Jewels and to your teacher. Strive in the ten virtues and combine clear intelligence with extensive learning. Nurture a sense of personal integrity and propriety regarding others. With these seven sublime riches, you will always be happy! Dudjom Rinpoche

The root of Dharma ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

Make every effort on the path, uniting absolute and relative bodhichitta. This distils the essence of all the sutras and the tantras. The subduing of one’s own mind is the root of Dharma. When the mind is controlled, defilements naturally subside. Dudjom Rinpoche

The most profound of all Buddha’s teaching ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

The altruism of bodhichitta is the path of beings of great potential. Therefore train yourself in the deeds of bodhisattvas, and do this on a grand scale! Shoulder the responsibility of freeing all beings from samsara. Of all the eighty-four thousand sections of the Buddha’s teachings, none is more profound than bodhichitta. Dudjom Rinpoche

Be without regret ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

Strive to accomplish the supreme unchanging goal. For life is passing, and there is no certainty about the time of death. Even if you should die tomorrow, you should have confidence and be without regret. Dudjom Rinpoche

Without any distinction whatsoever ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

You should bring into the path all those who have a good or bad connection with you without making any distinction whatsoever, be they faithful persons who serve you or faithless persons who revile or abuse you. Care for them with pure prayers of aspiration. Dudjom Rinpoche

One need after the other ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

If you are not contented with few possessions, as long as one need after another arises, the deceptive demon of your pleasures will enter without much trouble. Dudjom Rinpoche

Suffering for sure ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

Now, one time out of hundreds you have obtained a human form. If you do not do what you can now to avoid rebirth in the lower realms, your place of rebirth might be unknown, but wherever it might be among the six classes of beings, suffering will be its only sure feature. Dudjom Rinpoche