lama-yeshe

With bodhicitta ~ Lama Yeshe
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Many people who have spent years alone in meditation have finished up the worse for it. Coming back into society, they have freaked out. They haven’t been able to take contact with other people again, because the peaceful environment they created was an artificial condition, still a relative phenomenon without solidity. With bodhicitta, no matter where you go, you will never freak out.

– Lama Yeshe

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If you do not know how to relax and be satisfied with what you have, if you do not know how to appreciate the natural beauty of your environment, if you do not know how to be simple, then even if you were to possess all the money in the world you would still be miserable.
—  Lama Yeshe
Our normal tendency is to feel dissatisfied and to criticise our body, speech, and mind. ‘My body is out of shape, my voice is unpleasant, my mind is confused’.  We are so caught up in this pointless, neurotic habit of criticism, that we disparage others as well as ourselves. This is extremely damaging.
—  Lama Yeshe
We Westerners always have to blame something external when things go wrong, “I’m not happy, so I’d better change this.” We’re always trying to change the world around us instead of recognizing that it’s our own attachment that we have to change.
—  Lama Yeshe
Our problem is that inside us there’s a mind going, “Impossible, impossible, impossible. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.” We have to banish that mind from this solar system. Anything is possible; everything is possible. Sometimes you feel that your dreams are impossible, but they’re not. Human beings have great potential; they can do anything. The power of the mind is incredible, limitless.
—  Lama Yeshe
Our problem is that inside us there’s a mind going, ‘Impossible, impossible, impossible. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.’ We have to banish that mind from this solar system. Anything is possible; everything is possible. Sometimes you feel that your dreams are impossible, but they’re not. Human beings have great potential; they can do anything. The power of the mind is incredible, limitless.
—  Lama Yeshe
Whenever any difficulty or problem arises, instead of getting depressed, be brave. Think, ‘Fantastic!’ If this problem had not arisen I might have felt that I had no problems. This problem is my teacher; all problems are my teacher. They give me knowledge-wisdom and help me recognise more clearly the nature of attachment. This is so wonderful!
—  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
When Lord Buddha spoke about suffering, he wasn’t referring simply to superficial problems like illness and injury, but to the fact that the dissatisfied nature of the mind itself is suffering. No matter how much of something you get, it never satisfies your desire for better or more. This unceasing desire is suffering; its nature is emotional frustration.
—  Lama Yeshe
Purify Negativity with Compassion

‘Instead of looking at others, telling yourself your usual story about who people are, visualize every person you see as the Bodhisattva of Compassion, the very embodiment of compassion. Deeply doing this, there’s no way you can feel negative toward them. It’s impossible. Instead of misery, they give you blissful energy.’

- Lama Yeshe, Visualizations.