Quote Archives: Lama Yeshe

Cloud like emotions ~ Lama Yeshe

Your up and down emotions are like clouds in the sky; beyond them, the real, basic human nature is clear and pure. Lama Yeshe

Recognizing the real enemy ~ Lama Yeshe

You must recognize that your real enemy, the thief who steals your happiness, is the inner thief, the one inside your mind, the one you have cherished since beginningless time. Therefore, make the strong determination to throw him out and to never let him back in. Lama Yeshe

Our own responsibility ~ Lama Yeshe

We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God. Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure. We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and it is up to us to create the circumstances […]

You are the business of your meditation ~ Lama Yeshe

Meditation is not on the level of the object but on that of the subject – you are the business of your meditation. Lama Yeshe

The path of knowledge ~ Lama Yeshe

Buddhism isn’t some fanatical religious trip. It’s a philosophical way of living life. And also, to study Buddhism you don’t need to believe in something extreme. It’s a matter of investigating, examining and experimenting on yourself. It’s not just belief. Without understanding, belief can be very dangerous. So what Lord Buddha emphasized was that understanding […]

The real meaning of spiritual ~ Lama Yeshe

I hope that you understand what the word ‘spiritual’ really means. It means to search for – to investigate – the true nature of the mind. There’s nothing spiritual outside. My rosary isn’t spiritual; my robes aren’t spiritual. Spiritual means the mind and spiritual people are those who seek its nature. Lama Yeshe

Check your understanding ~ Lama Yeshe

If your spiritual practice and the demands of your everyday life are not in harmony, it means there’s something wrong with the way you are practicing. Your practice should satisfy your dissatisfied mind while providing solutions to the problems of everyday life. If it doesn’t, check carefully to see what you really understand about your […]