Author: Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey
Foreword/Introduction: His Holiness Dalai Lama
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186470298
This Anthology is a compendium of oral teachings based primarily on Kyabjey Pabongka's A Personal Gift for Being Utterly Freed and Tzongkapa's A Grand Presentation of the Graded Paths of the Mind.
It includes many traditional Anecdotes and guideline instructions from Kyabjey Trijang Dorjechang, the late Junior Tutor to His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai lama.
In this volume, complete instructions are given on how to approach Spiritual training and best prepare for building up beneficial habits of the mind. The techniques are outlined for developing a whole-hearted commitment to a fully qualified spiritual mentor, and then on that basis, how to take the essence of a precious human life.
This is done by developing a realistic attitude towards death, realizing the worse states of rebirth that might lie ahead and, in order to avoid them, taking a safe and Sound direction in life by acting with awareness of the Laws of behavior and its results. This is the foundation and initial level training for gradually being able to overcome all problems and realize one's fullest potential in order to benefit others the most.
Foreword by his Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Part I. FOUNDATION FOR THE TRAININGS :
1. Developing Respect for the Compilers and the Teachings
2. Method of Studying and Teaching
4. Whole-hearted Commitment to a Spiritual Mentor
5. A Precious Human Life
Part II. THE INITIAL LEVEL TRAINING :
6. Facing Death Realistically
7. The Worse States of Wandering Rebirth
8. Taking a Safe Direction in Life
9. The Laws of Behavior and its Results