Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche quotes

  • The basic nature of all conscious beings is 'self-existing wakefulness'. Self-existing meaning spontaneous or without effort and wakefulness meaning natural awareness. To ignore our basic nature, is to wander in fear and confusion, to directly realise our essential nature is to be Enlightened.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Self #Confusion #Effort

  • Ordinary people do not question the commonly accepted version of reality. They conform to the standard values of subduing enemies and cherishing friends and family. Materialism, ambition and mundane achievements are the worldly hallmarks of success. We experience the phenomenal world and our minds as solid and truly existent. Very few people doubt these assertions and question their solidity. Yet, the process of disbelief is the first step on the spiritual path.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Spiritual #Ambition #Reality

  • When remaining in awareness itself, every thought movement, no matter what kind, is like a drawing in air.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Stars #Wind #Drawing

  • Don’t let any emotional thought concerning success or failure, fame or gain, overtake you, and don’t dwell upon them. Give up your personal shortcomings, such as foolish talk, distracting activities, and absentmindedness. Train in being totally gentle in all physical, verbal, or mental activities. Don’t ponder the flaws of others; think instead of their good sides.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Giving Up #Emotional #Thinking

  • The context of the general teachings is one of talking to a sentient being who is experiencing uninterrupted bewilderment – one thought or emotion after another like the surface of the ocean in turmoil, without any recognition of mind essence. This confusion is continuous, without almost any break, life after life.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Ocean #Teaching #Talking

  • Being aggressive, you can accomplish some things, but with gentleness, you can accomplish all things.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Aggressive #Accomplish #Gentleness

  • True confidence comes from realizing the view.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Views #Vision #Realizing

  • There is no thing to see: you simply need to see that.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Needs

  • Don’t let any emotional thought concerning success or failure, fame or gain, overtake you, and don’t dwell upon them. Give up your personal shortcomings, such as foolish talk, distracting activities, and absentmindedness. Train in being totally gentle in all physical, verbal, or mental activities. Don’t ponder the flaws of others; think instead of their good sides.
    -- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    #Giving Up #Thinking #Emotional

  • We must surrender ourselves so utterly that we can never own ourselves again. We must hand over self and all its rights in an eternal covenant, and give God the absolute right to own us, control us and possess us forever.

  • Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go.

  • Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self.

  • Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

  • I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.

  • Classical cooking and molecular gastronomy should remain separate...you can mix two styles and get fusion; any more and you just get confusion.

  • When the Special Theory of Relativity began to germinate in me, I was visited by all sorts of nervous conflicts... I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.

  • A recent report by UNEP and Interpol estimated that between 50 to 90 per cent of logging in key tropical countries of the Amazon basin, Central Africa and South East Asia is being carried out by organized crime. This threatens not only attempts to eradicate poverty and deforestation but also efforts to combat climate change.

  • The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.

  • So, to praise others for their virtues - Can but encourage one's own efforts