Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche quotes

  • Imagine craving absolutely nothing from the world. Imagine cutting the invisible strings that so painfully bind us: what would that be like? Imagine the freedoms that come from the ability to enjoy things without having to acquire them, own them, possess them. Try to envision a relationship based on acceptance and genuine care rather than expectation. Imagine feeling completely satisfied and content with your life just as it is. Who wouldn't want this? This is the enjoyment of non-attachment.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Cutting #Acceptance #Attachment

  • A fresh attitude starts to happen when we look to see that yesterday was yesterday, and now it is gone; today is today and now it is new. It is like that - every hour, every minute is changing. If we stop observing change, then we stop seeing everything as new
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Attitude #Yesterday #Looks

  • A mantra is like meeting the Buddha or Bodhisattva himself.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Bodhisattva #Meetings

  • Humour allows us to see that ultimately things don't make sense. The only thing that truly makes sense is letting go of anything we continue to hold on to. Our ego-mind and emotions are a dramatic illusion. Of course, we all feel that they're real: my drama, your drama, our confrontations. We create these elaborate scenarios and then react to them. But there is nothing really happening outside our mind! This is karma's cosmic joke. You can laugh about the irony of this, or you can stick with your scenario. It's your choice.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Karma #Letting Go #Real

  • You as a salt-being, made of salt, go to fathom the depth of the ocean, and in the process you yourself dissolve. A great maharishi once said that true meditation is like this.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Ocean #Meditation #Depth

  • The outer world in all its variety and our inner world of thoughts and emotions are not as they seem. All phenomena appear to exist objectively, but their true mode of existence is like a dream: apparent yet insubstantial.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Dream #World #Emotion

  • What good are thoughts and emotions-in fact all of our experiences-if not to increase our realization?
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Mind #Realization #Facts

  • Self-reflection is the gateway to freedom. It also brings greater appreciation and enjoyment. We begin to enjoy spending time with our own mind, and we enjoy reflecting on our experience of the teachings. Like the sun emerging from behind the clouds, the teachings of the dharma become clear.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Appreciation #Teaching #Reflection

  • The experience of emptiness is not found outside the world of ordinary appearance, as many people mistakenly assume. In truth, we experience emptiness when the mind is free of grasping at appearance.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #People #Mind #Ordinary

  • The longing for happiness and freedom from suffering expresses the great natural potential of mind.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Inspirational #Mind #Suffering

  • When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment - an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Creativity #Encounters #Ordinary

  • We cannot be fearful all the time; we have to rise above our fear, whatever is to happen to us, however our conditions may challenge us. To be fearless is a decision that one must make. And this fearlessness becomes the fundamental ground of nonviolence.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Decision #Fearless #Challenges

  • Melting our attachment to self is the most powerful medication for bringing mental and emotional imbalances in check.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Powerful #Emotional #Attachment