Milarepa Quotes

Milarepa Quotes

All the water and drink you’ve consumed From beginningless time until now Has failed to satisfy your thirst or bring you contentment.Drink therefore of this stream Of enlightened mind, Fortunate Ones.

Behold and search your unborn mind;Seek not for satisfaction in samsara.I attain all my knowledge through observing the mind within. Jetsun Milarepa

He who realizes the nature of his own mind knows That the mind itself is wisdom-awareness, And no longer makes the mistake of searching for Buddha from other sources.

If one stays too long with friends,They will soon tire of him; Living in such closeness leads to dislike and hate.It is but human to expect and demand too much, When one dwells too long in companionship.

In the monastery of your heart and body,you have a temple where all buddhas unite.

“Life is short, and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourselves to meditation. Avoid doing wrong, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short, act so that you will have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves; and hold fast to this rule.”

“All worldly pursuits have but one unavoidable and inevitable end, which is sorrow; acquisitions end in dispersion; buildings in destruction; meetings in separation; births in death.”

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”

“If you lose all differentiation between yourselves and others, fit to serve others you will be.And when in serving others you will win success, then shall you meet with me; And finding me, you shall attain to Buddhahood.”

Veiled by ignorance,
The minds of man and Buddha
Appear to be different;
Yet in the realm of Mind Essence
They are both of one taste.
Sometimes they will meet each other
In the great Dharmadhatu.

I have no desire for wealth or possessions, and so I have nothing. I do not experience the initial suffering of having to accumulate possessions, the intermediate suffering of having to guard and keep up possessions, nor the final suffering of loosing the possessions.

All the wealth you’ve acquired from beginningless time until now has failed to fulfill all your desires. Cultivate therefore this wish-granting gem of moderation, O fortunate ones.