One of the most widely-read basic books on meditation available in the West. These warm, intimate talks evoke a deeper understanding of inner honesty, opening the heart to confidence, compassion and meaningful action.
In clear, direct language it relates the profound insights of an ancient wisdom tradition to our present situation, showing us how to develop our inner resources and awaken body, mind and senses to new horizons of experience. Tarthang Tulku talks to us like a good friend, offering ways to clear away confusion, strengthen self-confidence, and brighten our lives with meaning and joy.
People are willing to go to war and even to give their lives for a cause, but they cannot give up the causes of their suffering...We can observe our life patterns carefully, and come to accept how even the most subtle graspings and negativities cause us to suffer. As our understanding and awareness grow, we see the importance of working through our emotions, attachments, and negativities, and we also see that the ultimate solution comes from within. Then when we truly wake up to our painful condition, we can begin to change our innermost attitudes, and some real progress can be made." Tarthang Tulku.