Lama Thubten Yeshe: Bodhicitta, The Perfection of Dharma
By Lama Thubten Yeshe. Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1983 (Archive #395) Lama Yeshe gave this teaching at Kopan Course No. 16, held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in Nov-Dec 1983. This was the last public teaching by Lama Yeshe before his tragic passing away in March 1984, so it has a special significance.
I think it is absolutely essential for us to have loving kindness towards others. There is no doubt about this. Loving kindness is the essence of bodhicitta, the attitude of the bodhisattva. It is the most comfortable path, the most comfortable meditation. There can be no philosophical, scientific or psychological disagreement with this. With bodhicitta, there’s no East-West conflict. This path is the most comfortable, most perfect, one hundred percent uncomplicated one, free of any danger of leading people to extremes. Without bodhicitta, nothing works. And most of all, your meditation doesn’t work, and realizations don’t come. Continue reading