If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself.

— Tarthang Tulku

The most unique Tarthang Tulku quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Reality is all-encompassing: the absolute nature is one.

Although we may feel separate from the original uncreated reality - whether we call it 'God,' 'peak experience,' or 'enlightened mind' - through awareness we can contact this essential part of ourselves.


Meanings generating meanings - the process has backed us into a particular corner, a kind of cave, where sunlight seldom enters.


Know that however difficult experiences may be, they are part of the truth you seek.


When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.


As we respond with caring and vision to all work, we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates positive energy which can be shared with others.


When a child encounters something he or she does not want, that child has all kinds of maneuvers to avoid it, such as crying, hiding, or fighting. . . Unless we are taught to face our problems directly and work through them, the pattern of avoidance will be repeated; it can be a natural, accepted way to act.


Our perception of space alters the space. It is consciousness that finds meanings in all spaces


Dreams are a reservoir of knowledge and experience


Our human awareness is so powerful that even if we tap only a small part of it we can accomplish more that we ever thought possible. Using our complete potential, we can soar to the height where our accomplishments have great and lasting value for both ourselves and for future generations.


The basis of the spiritual path is the development in ourselves of what is truly balanced, natural, and meaningful.


The world will be balanced when we are balanced.


The balanced energy of patience radiates a friendly and productive attitude from our hearts into every aspect of our existence.


About Tarthang Tulku

Quotes 22 sayings
Birthday October 10, 1934

Complete health and awakening are really the same.


Some might say that looking inside of ourselves for spiritual truths is egocentric and selfish, and that egolessness and selflessness lie in working for others in the world. But until we find our inner truth, our work in the world will always revolve around our 'selves'. As long as we think about the world in terms of 'self' and 'others', our actions will be selfish. Our 'self' follows us wherever we go, so positive results will be limited.


Energy is our most precious resource, for it is the means by which we transform our creative potential into meaningful action.


Every kind of work can be a pleasure.

Even simple household tasks can be an opportunity to exercise and expand our caring, our effectiveness, our responsiveness. As we respond with caring and vision to all work, we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates positive energy which can be shared with others. These qualities of caring and responsiveness are the greatest gift we can offer.


It is important to recognize the power of our emotions-and to take responsibility for them by creating a light and positive atmosphere around ourselves. This attitude of joy that we create helps alleviate states of hopelessness, loneliness, and despair. Our relationships with others thus naturally improve, and little by little the whole of society becomes more positive and balanced.


Although all of us desire happiness, few of us reach that goal because of the seemingly endless cycle of expectation and disappointment.


Once we truly understand that our waking experience is dreamlike, we no longer have to treat life as a serious problem.


Once our hearts are open, all existence appears naturally beautiful and harmonious.


By means of meditation we can teach our minds to be calm and balanced;

within this calmness is a richness and a potential, an inner knowledge which can render our lives boundlessly satisfying and meaningful. While the mind may be what traps us in unhealthy patterns of stress and imbalance, it is also the mind which can free us. Through meditation, we can tap the healing qualities of mind.