Quote Archives: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Protect your mind ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If you neglect to protect your mind, you can neither close the door to suffering nor open the door to happiness. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Pilgrimage ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Pilgrimage needs faith. The more faith, the more happiness. Otherwise, you are just like a tourist looking at ruins. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Less pain ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Less desire means less pain. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The trouble maker ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The particular thing that has created the problems of life is the dissatisfied mind of desire, which clings first of all to this life, seeking only the temporary happiness of this life, and then to these eight objects: having comfort, not having discomfort, receiving materials (such as friends and so forth), not liking not to […]

You are not alone ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You are not alone because all the time there are numberless buddhas and bodhisattvas surrounding you, everywhere loving you, guiding you, that is what they do. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Any minute ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Death could come any minute so transform your life into dharma. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Samsara is not a Pleasure Park ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

As long as we are in samsara, whatever our lifestyle in the world, it is only suffering. Before we enter that lifestyle, we see samsara as a beautiful park, a pleasant park, but once we are involved in that lifestyle, we experience so many problems. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Seeing things as they are ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Our difficulty is we don’t see things as they really are. Dharma helps us to understand how to see things as they actually are. When we do this, it stops our negative mind, negative projections, and negative emotions. Then our life becomes simpler and more peaceful, and it also gives us a great opportunity to […]

The sun of real happiness ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The sun of real happiness shines in your life when you start to cherish others. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The quickest way to full enlightenment ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Strong compassion is the foundation that causes you to achieve full enlightenment most quickly. If you want to achieve full enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings from suffering and bring them to full enlightenment, the quickest way is to generate strong compassion. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Turning our mind to virtue ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If we always turn our mind to virtue, we always experience happiness as a result. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Your attitude ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

What is it that makes your life easy and free of confusion and problems? What is the source of all happiness and peace? What brings happiness and peace into your daily life and all happiness up to enlightenment, allowing you to bring happiness and peace to numberless sentient beings? It’s your attitude. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Renouncing samsara ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

By renouncing samsara, we renounce our habitual grasping, unhappy minds. And by renouncing samsara, we embrace our potential for enlightenment. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

What am I going to do? ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

So, from now on, what am I going to do? Instead of cherishing myself I’m going to cherish only other sentient beings and with my three doors of body, speech, and mind I am going to work to bring the greatest benefit to other sentient beings. Decide that this is what you are going to […]

Like molding dough ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Like molding dough in your hand, you can definitely turn your mind whichever way you want. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Happiness beyond this life ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

We have received a precious human rebirth, which is extremely rare and with it we can achieve any happiness that we wish for ourselves. This is not just the happiness of this life — even mice and tiny insects are very clever in achieving the happiness of this life. Achieving the happiness of this life […]

The best offering ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The most happy thing in my life, the most fulfilling thing is to work for and to benefit sentient beings. Even just the mere thought to cause happiness to sentient beings, to benefit them, to free them from suffering – this is the best offering to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, this is the best […]

Eliminating unfavourable experiences ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Real peace and happiness has to come from the heart, from within. So therefore, to eliminate wars and destroying each other, to eliminate famine, disease and earthquakes, and to eliminate all other disasters and unfavourable experiences, all this can be stopped by having loving kindness toward each other. From having a good heart with loving […]