Quote Archives: Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Control over appearances ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Having control over appearances does not mean jumping off buildings and flying. Rather, it means that you do not cling to appearances as they seem to be in the usual worldly way of relating to them. Such appearances will not cause you suffering or tie you up once you have gained mastery over them through […]

A Song of No Attachment to This and That ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Though shifting appearances ceaselessly rise Just be unattached as a child at play Though seeming joys, troubles, friends, enemies rise All thoughts free themselves like the waves of the sea What a wealth of thoughts – passion, aggression, praise, blame Just look at their essence, the naked clear void To walk, sit, eat, lie down […]

It is all change and impermanence ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Clearly, in order to end one’s own suffering, there is nothing more important than to realize that when one acts as if the body and mind constituted a lasting, separate, independent self, one unthinkingly attributes to them qualities which they simply do not have. Nothing in the whole stream of mental and physical phenomena that […]

All These Forms ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

All these forms—appearance emptiness Like a rainbow with its shining glow In the reaches of appearance emptiness Just let go and go where no mind goes Every sound is sound and emptiness Like the sound of an echo’s roll In the reaches of sound and emptiness Just let go and nowhere no mind goes Every […]

The wisdom that realizes not-self ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Clinging to the idea of self is like clinging to the idea that a piece of rope in the dark is a snake. When the light is turned on and one sees that there is no snake there, one’s fear and suffering that arose from clinging to it as real dissolve. The snake never existed […]

The three times are equal ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Since the time we were born from our mother’s womb, the only thing we have seen is the present. We have never seen the past and we have never seen the future. Wherever we are, whatever time it is, it is only the present. The present does not remain beyond a single instant [snaps fingers]. […]

Perceiver and Perceived ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

In absolute terms, each moment of experience is empty of a difference in nature of perceiver and perceived. Rather than regarding consciousness merely as the seeing or observing aspect of a moment of experience, it is also the content of that experience. Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche