Lama Yeshe

A Quote by Lama Thubten Yeshe on desire and tanta

It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy if we wish to transform our life into something transcendental.

Lama Yeshe

Source: Introduction to Tantra -Lama Thubten Yeshe

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A Quote by Lama Thubten Yeshe on fear, insecurity, religion, open, fundamentalism, integrate, life, and meaningful

Some people live closely guarded lives, fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation. This attitude, however, is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding. True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction. It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole, thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely.

Lama Yeshe

Source: Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations

Contributed by: Richard

A Quote by Lama Thubten Yeshe on attachment, desire, and buddhism

Contrary to what some people might believe, there is nothing wrong with having
pleasures and enjoyments. What is wrong is the confused way we grasp onto these
pleasures, turning them from a source of happiness into a source of pain and
dissatisfaction

Lama Yeshe

Source: Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Lama Thubten Yeshe on wisdom energy, sitting, meditation, suffering, and remedy for suffering

Whether we sit with our arms folded this way and our legs crossed that way is of little consequence. But it is extremely important to check and see if whatever meditation we do is an actual remedy for our suffering.

Lama Yeshe

Source: Wisdom Energy

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A Quote by Lama Thubten Yeshe on buddhism and responsibility

It is never too late.
Even if you are going to die tomorrow,
Keep yourself straight and clear and be a happy human being today.
If you keep your situation happy day by day,
you will eventually reach the greatest happiness of Enlightenment.

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 religious practice.

Religion is not just some dry intellectual idea but rather your basic philosophy of life: you hear a teaching that makes sense to you, find through experience that it relates positively with your psychological makeup, get a real taste of it through practice, and adopt it as your spiritual path.
That's the right way to enter the spiritual path.

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.

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.

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 for our release.

Lama Yeshe

Source: The Bliss of Inner Fire : Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa, Pages: 41

Contributed by: Ryan

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