Bokar Rinpoche quotes

  • Every person whose heart is moved by love and compassion, who deeply and sincerely acts for the benefit of others without concern for fame, profit, social position, or recognition expresses the activity of Chenrezig.
    -- Bokar Rinpoche

    #Heart #Compassion #Benefits

  • Understanding that everything is impermanent, that happiness is transformed into suffering, and that all phenomena are lacking reality in themselves and are only projections of our mind, will permit us to counteract the first hindrance to meditation, that is, our attachment to this world.
    -- Bokar Rinpoche

    #Reality #Attachment #Meditation

  • Like birds landing on a tree top together, and then dispersing, we are together for a very short time, so it makes sense to live in harmony, in unconditional friendship.
    -- Bokar Rinpoche

    #Love #Bird #Tree

  • The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends.
    -- Bokar Rinpoche

    #Meditation #Enemy #Fruit

  • When we let our mind relax, a moment will come when we rest without thoughts. This stable state is like an ocean without waves. Within this stability a thought arises. This thought is like a wave which forms on the surface of the ocean. When we leave this thought alone, do nothing with it, not "seizing" it, it subsides by itself into the mind where it came from.
    -- Bokar Rinpoche

    #Ocean #Meditation #Mind

  • Fear appears from a false vision of reality.
    -- Bokar Rinpoche

    #Reality #Vision

  • Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

  • The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled heart.

  • To truly find God, truth needs to be found independently from the opinions of others. The truth has to be found in our hearts.

  • A hungry man is not a free man.

  • Often life is a frantic avoidance of the truth.

  • Great compassion penetrates into the marrow of the bone. It is the support of all living beings. Like the love of a parent for an only child, the tenderness of the Compassionate One is all-pervasive.

  • The Exclusion Principle is laid down purely for the benefit of the electrons themselves, who might be corrupted (and become dragons or demons) if allowed to associate too freely.

  • More retirees, longer life expectancy, larger benefits, and fewer workers - these trends have meant substantial increases in the payroll tax. Since the social security program began, the payroll tax has increased more than 500 percent.

  • Material goods consist of useful material things, and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things, or to receive them at a future time.

  • No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.