Ringu Tulku Rinpoche says:
- "In the word yeshe, ཡེ་, yé is short for ཡེ་ནས་, yé né, which means ‘right from the beginning’ or ‘primordially’. Some people translate it as ‘pristine’ or 'pure', meaning that it is untouched and unstained, and has been there all the time. It is the way it always was."
- deep awareness (Dr. Alexander Berzin)
- inborn knowing
- pristine cognition
- timeless awareness (Lama Chökyi Nyima)