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Quotes from Buddhist masters of the Nyingma Tradition.

Set your buttocks down and train ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/wf2cs Most people suffer from being afraid of themselves, afraid of not being able to liberate the thought or emotion that is about to arise. At the moment the thought arises, they single it out as no good. You often hear that negative emotions are bad, but you don't know how to let them go. All these negative traits have been in you. But you can't not be how you are, so what do you do? For the unrealized person…

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Diligence ~ Padmasambhava http://justdharma.com/s/6uho1 To be diligent doesn't mean to engage in various restless activities; it means to exert oneself in the means of leaving samsaric existence behind. – Padmasambhava from the book "Advice from the Lotus-Born" ISBN: 978-9627341208…

The importance of the view ~ Yangthang Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/6ad0c Of the view, meditation and action, view is most important. It's crucial that you realize the view without error, For unless you realize the view, meditation will have no basis. So you must realize the view directly, with no confusion. And then, when taking this to heart through meditation, To abide in the experience of the view that you have recognized, For longer and longer periods, through perseverance…

The forth reliance ~ Mipham Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/d3ta9 When taking the definitive meaning into experience, Do not rely upon the ordinary dualistic mind That chases after words and concepts, But rely upon non-dual wisdom itself. That which operates with conceptual ideas Is the ordinary mind, whose nature involves perceiver and perceived. All that is conceived in this way is false And will never touch upon the actual nature of reality. Any idea of real or unreal, both…

Your own ignorance betrays you ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/yed9h Ignorance is simply not knowing the facts, having the facts wrong, or having incomplete knowledge. All of these forms of ignorance lead to misunderstanding and misinterpretation, overestimation and underestimation. Suppose that you are searching for your friend and you see him in a distant field. When you approach, you discover that you have mistaken a scarecrow for your friend. You are bound to be…

Use it well ~ Chatral Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/jxdon Conceiving of your body as a servant or a thing to ferry you about, Don’t allow it to rest in idleness for even just a single moment; Use it well, spurring on your entire body, speech and mind to virtue. – Chatral Rinpoche from the book "Compassionate Action" ISBN: 978-1559392716 - http://amzn.to/12WUTjt translated by Adam Pearcey source: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/chatral-rinpoche/words-advice

The purpose of seclusion ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/9qy4i With many distractions one is not able to practice the Dharma properly. Distraction means a lot of business, noise and things to do. When going up in the mountains there will be less distraction. That is the reason for mountain retreat. In addition to that, if one is able to keep some discipline, remaining in solitude without allowing outsiders to visit and not going out oneself, there will be no other…

Childish fret about futile manners ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/shn37 Worries concerning the melodramas of day-to-day life serve no purpose. To fret in this futile manner is to be like the child who is delighted at having built a sand castle, and distraught when the sea washes it away. – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche source: http://www.aroencyclopaedia.org/shared/text/b/buddha_nature_ar_dkr_eng.php

Wherever is the need of beings ~ Yeshe Tsogyal http://justdharma.com/s/9oo3l Wherever there is space, five elements pervade, Wherever the five elements, the homes of living beings, Wherever living beings, karma and defilements, Wherever is defilement, my compassion also. Wherever is the need of beings, there I am to help them. – Yeshe Tsogyal from the book "Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal" ISBN: 978-1570625442…

Being a disciple without being one ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/e82gy I would like to be a disciple without being one, without hope of learning. I would like to find through my good karma, auspicious dreams, searching, or through friends, an intelligent and expert, powerful wisdom teacher to show me the truly correct path until the final result. It does not matter if he teaches in a hierarchical style, if he is a gypsy, a beautiful or terrible lady, a monk or nun, a…