Quote Archives: Lama Yeshe

Transforming knowledge into spiritual experience ~ Lama Yeshe

There’s a big difference between being able to explain religion intellectually and transforming that knowledge into spiritual experience. Lama Yeshe

You can’t reject your nose ~ Lama Yeshe

The method of Lord Buddha’s teachings is to show you the nature of the human mind, your human potential and how you can develop further. Moreover, this method does not emphasize blind belief in, rather than understanding of, metaphysical processes. However, whether you are religious or non- religious, or a believer or a non-believer, the […]

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 […]