The Top Inspirational Quotes From The Book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

One of the first books I’ve read was not a motivational book but rather a spiritual book. The book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a very  interesting read that covers the essence of life in general.

Below are some amazing quotes from the book. Enjoy.

“The nature of everything is illusory and ephemeral, Those with dualistic perception regard suffering as happiness, Like they who lick the honey from a razor’s edge. How pitiful they who cling strongly to concrete reality: Turn your attention within, my heart friends.5” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“This world can seem marvelously convincing until death collapses the illusion and evicts us from our hiding place.” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“The purpose of reflecting on death is to make a real change in the depths of your heart, and to come to learn how to avoid the “hole in the sidewalk,” and how to “walk down another street.” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“We are fragmented into so many different aspects. We don´t know who we really are, or what aspects of ourselves we should identify with or believe in. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions, leaving nobody at home.

Meditation, then, is bringing the mind home.” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent.” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch; Nothing ever works out as you wanted, so give up all your schemes and ambitions. If you have got to think about something— Make it the uncertainty of the hour of your death . .” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“As Stephen Levine says: “When your fear touches someone’s pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.”4” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“The secret is not to “think” about thoughts, but to allow them to flow through the mind, while keeping your mind free of afterthoughts.” 

― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“When we are at last freed from the body that has defined and dominated our understanding of ourselves for so long, the karmic vision of one life is completely exhausted, but any karma that might be created in the future has not yet begun to crystallize. So what happens in death is that there is a “gap” or space that is fertile with vast possibility; it is a moment of tremendous, pregnant power where the only thing that matters, or could matter, is how exactly our mind is. Stripped of a physical body, mind stands naked, revealed startlingly for what it has always been: the architect of our reality.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“People often make the mistake of being frivolous about death and think, ‘Oh well, death happens to everybody. It’s not a big deal, it’s natural. I’ll be fine.’ That’s a nice theory until one is dying.” 

Fear of death and ignorance of the afterlife are fueling that destruction of our environment that is threatening all of our lives

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Author: Khoa Bui

Khoa Bui is an author, trainer and chief editor of YouBeRelentless. He enjoys reading books on self development, success, productivity, money, relationships and leadership. When he’s not writing, he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine with a fine cuban cigar while watching the entire season of Entourage. You can check out Khoa’s work at www.khoa-bui.com.

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