Information differs from experience – Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912)

Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912)

When a man is parched by thirst
The thought of water brings no relief –
Only drinking can quench his thirst:
So information differs from experience.
The exhausting search for information
For mere objective knowledge
Becomes needless with meditative experience
Which quickly leads to equanimity.

Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatmso (1846-1912)

From ‘Instructions on Vision in the Middle Way’, published in Lama Mipham: Calm and Clear (Berkeley: Dharma Publishing)


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