Author: Lama Thubten Yeshe
Based on Lama Tsong Khapa's text "Having the Three Convictions", this book is a commentary on the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa.
Lama Yeshe concentrates mainly on the practice of inner fire, or tumo, the first of the six yogas and a foundation stone of the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state - the experience of clear light, an extraordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality. Lama Yeshe`s aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding.
"We really need tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and distraction...and we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of our delusion. In tantric practice, we work with the energy of our own human body. The human body is the gold mine of tantra; it is our most precious possession. What we need is a skillful method to harness this powerful energy so that we can achieve not only more and more satisfaction in our everyday lives, but eventually the total satisfaction of full enlightenment. What we need is the practice of inner fire." Lama Yeshe.