Understand conventional things first, then emptiness

  As far as Buddha is concerned we’re living in la-la land in relation to how things exist. And this, very simply, is why we suffer. Therefore his method for stopping suffering, achieving liberation from suffering, is to get in touch with reality.   The...

The logic of enlightenment

  Buddha’s saying that we can remove utterly from our minds all delusions and develop to perfection all goodness. That’s what’s implied by the Sanskrit word “buddha”: the full enlightenment, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche would say, of buddhahood.    What’s the...

The king of logics to prove emptiness

  Paraphrasing Lama Tsongkhapa, Lama Yeshe says that dependent arising is the “king of logics” to prove emptiness.   All of Buddha’s teachings, right from the beginning, are based upon the assumption of emptiness, and are leading us to emptiness. Emptiness...

The King of Logics to Prove Emptiness

  The “king of logics” to prove emptiness Paraphrasing Lama Tsongkhapa, Lama Yeshe says that dependent arising is the “king of logics” to prove emptiness.    All of Buddha’s teachings, the entire lamrim, are based upon the assumption of emptiness, and...