Quotes

 

30. Samsara is nothing other than how things appear to you;

If you recognize everything as the deity, the good of others is consumated.

Seeing the purity of everything confers the four empowerments on all beings at once;

Dredging the depths of samsara, recite the six-syllable mantra.

pg 82 The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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"It takes absolute courage to wake up and then it takes wisdom to stay awake. This is the practice of combining compassion and wisdom completely.  It is possible to wake up after all long-endured life suffering and to begin to dull the pain.  Like a patient whose anesthesia is fading away, awakening will bring awareness of pain. However, the state of awakening begins to tell you that every trace of pain may create healing and the process, however painful, cannot be avoided.  You will find that some of your past suffering has actually been living in the depths of your intoxicated and confused heart. It never left and it is awakened as a warm spring breeze may awaken the realization of icy pain.  Beginning to face and knowing how to face this is what awakening is all about!"  Karzang Rinpoche

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” The Bodhisattva of Compassion

"Buddhas are those that have completely brought forth this Buddha nature that is a seed within all sentient beings. Through purification and accumulating merit we are fully capable of bringing forth our own Buddha nature that is already our quality. We might think, "Oh, Buddhas are different, they have this and that and sentient beings don't." This is not the case at all. The Buddha nature is exactly the same. Buddha's qualities have come to full blossom. We have not yet made our Buddha nature evident. 

Lingtrul Rinpoche, February 2016

"Just finding out about other people's problems is falling into the trap of trouble. If your dharma is just to tell others, it becomes the servent of the eight worldly dharmas. You cannot influence others without regulating yourself, so tame yourself first! Without greater perception and insight you cannot achieve the well-being of sentient beings; therefore, we should cultivate ourselves." Padmasambhava

"Deeply looking into the Thirty Seven Practices of the Bodhisattva is a medicine for the the many difficulties we encounter in daily life due to our struggles with ego and the mind poisons. It is said that the Buddha is the mind doctor. Following the teachings on correct conduct in these 37 practices will open us to his medicine and the growth of precious Bodhicitta." From teachings by Karzang Rinpoche, on February 23rd, 2019 on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva.

"Additional things, (beyond the requirements of normal life) will not  give you happiness and will only hurt you in the end. If your soul is strong enough, you don't need anything to make you stronger. If your soul is fragile, those things will only make you more fragile and ultimately destroy you! " Tulku Karzang Rinpoche, October, 2019

“Trying to practice advanced training without first having basic training is like being a person who has always had a strong desire to reach the top of Mount Qomolangma, but has no special training and preparation. They just want to satisfy their ego. If they are somehow sent to the top of the mountain by helicopter and told to go down the mountain. Is that possible?  It would be very dangerous, possibly lethal. You must be kidding! Practicing all the so-called advanced training without basic training is like that. There can be no perfect result. Just like a person who wants to be a mountaineer but only has the desire to conquer the mountain and finds that the desire to do so is far from enough! Start from the most basic training, develop solid basic skills, and gradually improve those skills until you can finally climb the peak!” Karzang Rinpoche, November 16, 2019

" The right attitude is sunny.Good at discovering the essence of all things-empty and clever beauty-that is wisdom, and makes the seemingly ordinary life full of endless fun and meaning!"  Karzang Rinpoche, January 07, 2019

'We need to understand the true essence of the Teachings. 

We must purify and transform our energy and accumulate merit continuously. 

Without this it's like having a fancy expensive car with a great engine but crappy tires. 

You won't go anywhere! Make sure everything is connected. Continuously connected. '

- Karzang Rinpoche,  Oct 28, Phowa Retreat

As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.” – The Bodhisattva of Compassion

'If you want to be Buddhist you need to take Refuge first. It is the foundation like the golden ground that everything depends on. Recognizing the importance of taking refuge is the beginning of the awakening of enlightenment. - Tulku Karzang

'Buddhas are those who have completely brought forth this Buddha nature that is a seed within all sentient beings. Through purification and accumulating merit we are fully capable of bring forth our own Buddha nature that which is already our qualities. We might think 'oh – Buddhas are different they have this and that and sentient beings don't.' This is not the case at all. The Buddha nature is exactly the same. Buddhas qualities have come to full blossom. We have not yet made our Buddha nature evident. ' - Lingtrul Rinpoche, February 2016

'As a practitioner is most important what's in your mind. Doesn't matter what's in anyone else's mind. You just focus on keeping your own mind as pure as possible. If you have a problem. You purify it. If you don't have any problems; recongnize how lucky you are and REJOICE in that!' Karzang Rinpoche October, 2017 Phowa Retreat