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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche དིལ་མགོ་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ།

1910 – 1991 CE

"Mind" incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Vajrayana master, poet, terton, scholar, and head of the one of Tibet’s main traditions; Khyentse Rinpoche became a major resource and driving force during Tibetan Buddhism’s transition out its 1000 years of isolation into the rest of the world. A descendent of Tibet’s legendary king, Trisong Detsen and a political minister father; he began an intense meditation practice and religious philosophy training when only 7 years old and then spent 13 years in caves and remote hermitages doing solitary retreats. An “archetype of spiritual teacher” and root teacher to hundreds of Tibet’s young lamas and to most of Tibet’s important modern teachers including Chogyam Trungpa, Dzongsqr Khyentse, the Dalai Lama, and Pema Chödrön; Khyentse Rinpoche’s wisdom and compassion continues to spread throughout the world.

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Maha Ati

Quotes by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (30 quotes)

“All aspects of every phenomenon are completely clear and lucid, the universe is open and unobstructed, everything mutually interpenetrating.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 25. The Mother of All Things

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“The continual stream of new discovery and fresh revelation and inspiration which arises at every moment is the manifestation of the eternal youth of the living Dharma and its wonder, splendor and spontaneity.

Chapters: 32. Uncontrived Awareness

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“Everything is naturally perfect just as it is, completely pure and undefiled. All phenomena naturally appear in their uniquely correct modes and situation, forming ever-changing patterns full of meaning and significance, like participants in a great dance… The everyday practice is just ordinary life itself.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 34. An Unmoored Boat

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“All phenomena are completely new and fresh, absolutely unique and entirely free from all concepts of past, present, and future.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 40. Returning

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“Learn to see everyday life as a mandala in which one is the center and be free of the bias and prejudice of past conditioning, present desires, and future hopes and expectations… be natural and spontaneous, accept and learn from everything.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 45. Complete Perfection

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“The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages...”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 51. Mysterious Goodness

Themes: Openness

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“Since all things are naked, clear and free from obscurations, there is nothing to attain or realize.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 57. Wu Wei

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“The everyday practice is just ordinary life itself.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 47. Effortless Success

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“The past is but a present memory or condition, the future a present projection, and the present itself vanishes before it can be grasped.”

from Maha Ati

Chapters: 45. Complete Perfection

Themes: Projection

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“If we allow our thoughts to arise and dissolve by themselves, they will pass through our mind as a bird flies through the sky, without leaving a trace.”

Chapters: 27. No Trace

Themes: No Trace

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“To meet someone who really hurts you is to meet a rare and precious treasure. Hold that person in high esteem, and make full use of the opportunity to eradicate your defects.”

Chapters: 31. Victory Funeral

Themes: Skillful Means

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“There is no logical reason why thoughts, which have no substance, should have so much power over you, nor is there any reason why you should become their slave.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Slavery

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“The Mind of the Buddha - 'All thoughts in their infinite variety are completely without substance.'”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Buddhism

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“When you see a garden of flowers, remember naturally free life in harmony with Truth.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Truth

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“When you see a garden of flowers, remember naturally free life in harmony with Truth.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Beauty Truth

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“If you let your thoughts free, they will vanish into emptiness.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Emptiness

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“On the day that you were born, you began to die. Do not waste a single moment more!”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Progress

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“Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones-all are made by thoughts. It is like seeing a rope and mistaking it for a snake… We have been deluded by our thoughts.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Delusion Enemy

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“To wish happiness for others, even for those who want to do us harm, is the source of consummate happiness.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Happiness

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“Life is fragile, like the dew hanging delicately on the grass, crystal drops that will be carried away on the first morning breeze.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Longevity

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“Mentally fabricating self and others, we generate attachment and aversion.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Themes: Egolessness

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“This mind, unlike enlightened mind, is always being carried away by one delusion after another.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Chapters: 12. This Over That

Themes: Delusion Mind

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“All thoughts are completely without substance… Once you recognize this, they can no longer fool you.”

Chapters: 11. Appreciating Emptiness

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“Try to give to others as much of the teachings as possible. Then you might be of some benefit and not waste your life. ”

Chapters: 59. The Gardening of Spirit

Themes: Meaningfulness

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“Meditation could be said to be the Art of Simplicity: simply sitting, simply breathing and simply being.”

from Journey to Enlightenment

Chapters: 36. The Small, Dark Light

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“Anger, like any other thought or feeling, has no true existence—not even a definite location in your body, speech, or mind. It is just like wind roaring in empty space.”

Themes: Anger

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“Instead of allowing wild thoughts to enslave you, realize their essential emptiness.”

Themes: Slavery

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“'I' is just a thought.”

Themes: Egolessness

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“Like how a crystal takes on the color of cloth underneath it, the people we spend time with make a huge difference in the direction our life takes.”

Themes: Friendship

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“An authentic spiritual teacher is like the sail that enables a boat to cross the ocean swiftly.”

Themes: Teachers

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