Author: Geshe Ngawang DhargyeyForeword/Introduction: His Holiness Dalai LamaPublisher: Library of Tibetan Works & ArchivesYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 358ISBN/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.
DedicationPublisher's NoteForeword by his Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai LamaIntroductionPart I. FOUNDATION FOR THE TRAININGS :1. Developing Respect for the Compilers and the Teachings2. Method of Studying and Teaching3. Preparation4. Whole-hearted Commitment to a Spiritual Mentor5. A Precious Human LifePart II. THE INITIAL LEVEL TRAINING :6. Facing Death Realistically7. The Worse States of Wandering Rebirth8. Taking a Safe Direction in Life9. The Laws of Behavior and its ResultsNotesBibliographyGlossary