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"For all teachings on all practices, whether preliminaries or main, this text is indispensable."—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, author of Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones and The Wish Fulfilling Jewel
Patrul Rinpoche (18081887) was one of the greatest Tibetan teachers of the nineteenth century. Famous for his precise and direct style, he shunned high monastic office and lived the life of a homeless wanderer, writing his book in a rustic hermitage under an overhanging rock.
Will make you realize why Tibbetan Buddhism is nonsense. They get some basic ideas like heaven and hell but it's ridiculous all the claims about Hell and tortures ( all physical)... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lucretia
Considering that it was written by a great Buddhist scholar in the nineteenth century, before Tibet had much contact with the West, this book is delightful, swift, and easy to... Read morePublished on April 12 2010 by Roger Mastrude
I wanted to write quick rebuttal to the reviewer who questions the quality of this translation. I've read both the original Tibetan text (kun bzang bla ma'i zhal lung) and the... Read morePublished on Dec 9 2002