Quote Archives: Milarepa

Meditate with perseverance ~ Milarepa

Realization does not arise out of words. Understanding does not come from mere suggestions. I urge all those who work for enlightenment To meditate with perseverance and effort. Endurance and effort overcome the greatest of difficulties. May there be no obstacles for those who seek enlightenment. Milarepa

Preconceptions ~ Milarepa

Just as fog is dispelled by the strength of the sun and is dispelled no other way, preconception is cleared by the strength of realization. There’s no other way of clearing preconceptions. Experience them as baseless dreams. Experience them as ephemeral bubbles. Experience them as insubstantial rainbows. Experience them as indivisible space. Milarepa

Five ways to rest the mind in meditation ~ Milarepa

Rest in a natural way like a small child. Rest like an ocean without waves. Rest within clarity like a candle flame. Rest without self-concerns like a human corpse. Rest unmoving like a mountain. Milarepa

Beyond good and evil ~ Milarepa

Comprehending beyond good and evil opens the way to perfect skill. Experiencing the dissolution of duality, you embrace the highest view. Milarepa

In the realm of mind essence ~ Milarepa

Veiled by ignorance, The minds of man and Buddha Appear to be different; Yet in the realm of Mind Essence They are both of one taste. Sometimes they will meet each other In the great Dharmadhatu. Milarepa

This wish-granting gem of moderation ~ Milarepa

All the wealth you’ve acquired from beginningless time until now has failed to fulfill all your desires. Cultivate therefore this wish-granting gem of moderation, O fortunate ones. Milarepa

The Eight Reminders ~ Milarepa

Castles and crowded cities are the places Where now you love to stay; But remember that they will fall in ruins After you have departed from this earth. Pride and vainglory are the lure Which now you love to follow; But remember, when you are about to die They offer you no shelter and no […]