I am not an academic or one who professes any profound intellectual knowledge of Buddhism. I am a practising yogi with only experience of the teachings to convey. In seeking enlightenment I must say this commentary was most profound in both my experience and understanding of life.
I received a large taste of emptiness and the self by reading and rereading the "seventy Stanza's". It cleared up the confusion about relative and absolute truths and paved the way for me to see life in a clearer view. This book also opens the way for further studies of the nature of mind in a most detailed way.
This is not an easy reading and if one believes it is, then one doesn't understand. It is easy to fool oneself and believe they understand but once that happens, life becomes a series of challenges that dare you to understand what you think you "know".
Taking the mind to it's limit of understanding and opening another realm of knowledge also encompasses the heart and this is where one can become befuddled. Living and knowing emptiness on a moment to moment basis is empowering in alleviating all suffering. for oneself and others.It isn't an intellectual exercise that one masters today, it ust be kept in one's conscious, so periodic rereading is required. Each reintroduction is more revealing and if my words annoy or bother your intellectual abilities, then you haven't understood.