A profound, down-to-earth, and practical guide to the art of living, the Sakya Legshe, or Treasury of Good Advice, has been fundamental to the development of Tibetan culture and character. Sakya Pandita's celebrated text uses proverbs and stories to address the basic question of how we are to live peaceably with ourselves and others, in the process revealing the essence of the Buddhist way of life. With great humour and grace, he offers inspiration and advice relevant to human life in every era and in all cultures, addressing questions of achievement and failure, anger and kindness, deceit and desire, intelligence and foolishness, and wealth and wisdom.
"Ordinary Wisdom is a sterling translation of one of the most beloved books of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Sakya Pandita's masterpiece gives advice on the conduct of life suitable for the ordinary individual...Daveenport opens timeless Tibetan wisdom to Western readers." Gelek Rinpoche.
"This English translation is indeed welcome as it presents ancient wisdom in ordinary life. By composing the verses in a clear and coherent fashion, the great author reinforced the then ongoing trend to refine the native culture and inspire the common people. It thus became one of the most popular classics throughout Tibet." Lobsang P.Lhalungpa.