Quote Archives: Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Benefiting the mind ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

The point is that Dharma is intended to benefit the mind, so whatever one does in Dharma is likewise intended to benefit the mind. If a particular practice is beneficial to the mind, then it is positive. Therefore, if practices such as doing prostrations and setting up an altar and making offerings and repeating the […]

Continuity of mind ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

If we believe in the continuity of mind, then love inconspicuously connects us to the ones we love with continuous positive energy, so that even tangible separations between people who love each other do not reduce the intangible power of love. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

My grandfather of mindfulness ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

My grandfather of mindfulness must watch constantly after this spoiled child of deluded mind to save him from disaster. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Reflections ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

The Buddha is omniscient: his mind is like the sky. He does not show anything: what appears is a reflection. If sentient beings have direction, it is reflected. If sentient beings have a time, it is reflected. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

In the crystal mirror theater of awareness mind ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

In the crystal mirror theater of awareness mind the supreme artist performs his magical displays, but rare is the clear insight audience capable of viewing this wisdom. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Playing ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Fish play in the water. Birds play in the sky. Ordinary beings play on the earth. Sublime beings play in display. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Limited meditation ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

If we really want to be sublime meditators, we should not set a time period for our meditation, as it is the modern meditator’s style. We should not count the hours or minutes because limited time makes limited meditation. Our ordering, limited gross and subtle elements’ mind cannot release itself into the sublime, limitless, secret […]