Quote Archives: Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Like a treasure hidden from sight ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

The Buddha had the insight to recognize that in essence all beings have the same potential to become equally realized, and to become fully awakened Buddhas. The Buddha saw that the potential of sentient beings is like a treasure hidden from sight. Unfortunately, we continually fail to recognize this potential, or Buddhanature as it is […]

Formal meditation practice ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Formal meditation practice is important because our minds are constantly involved with any number of preoccupations, misconceptions and fixations. There is a sense of having spread ourselves too thin. But through the practice of meditation we can begin to experience a sense of groundedness and simplicity. We can begin to have some idea of who […]

Our preoccupation with external concerns ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Most of our confusion is caused by our assumption that the causes of liberation must come from somewhere or something outside of ourselves. We assume that only by accumulating this or that, or only through associating with someone or something else, can we gain the cause of happiness. Our preoccupation with external concerns causes a […]

At the time of death ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

If we consider how impermanent things are, then we must face the fact that we can die at any moment. If we were to die right now, what credentials, wealth or friends could we take with us? No matter what our plans for the future might have been, all of them will be meaningless at […]

Not hopeless ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

In his infinite wisdom the Buddha Shakyamuni recognized that although beings may be bewildered and struggling with the results of their bewilderment, their situation is not hopeless. As he saw the workability of the human condition, the Buddha’s compassion became overwhelming. Had the plight of beings been hopeless, if there was nothing that could have […]

The loving-kindness of the Buddha’s teaching ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

When Shakyamuni Buddha expounded his wisdom to people to show them the noble and profound ways they could conduct their lives, his intention was not to impress them with how much he knew or how well he could express himself. It was because of his infinitely compassionate concern for the benefit and liberation of all […]

The most important thing ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Being a Buddhist, the most important thing is to go for refuge. If you have a good understanding about going for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, your faith in Buddhism will become reasonable, stable and practical. And your practice will become real Dharma practice. Therefore, whether you are starting your practice, you are at […]

The most important point of Buddha’s teachings ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

When you suffer, if you take that not just as your own suffering but rather as the nature of samsara, then you are understanding the most important point of Buddha’s teachings. Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Truth ~ Gyaltsab Rinpoche

Buddhism is all about truth. Samsara means not knowing the truth and enlightenment means knowing the truth. So, nothing is more important than truth in buddhism. Gyaltsab Rinpoche