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The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: A Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End Paperback – January 26, 1993
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The practice it teaches is not difficult but it brings great peace and gives the reader practical ways to deal with the confusions and disappointments of modern life. Dilgo Khyentse was a teacher of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and there is no way to go wrong reading anything he has taught. Of all the books I have read on Tibetan Buddhism, this one is the most helpful and most delightful.
that His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
knows a thing or two,
about a thing or two.
In the forward, the Dalai Lama not only lauds this text
as containing ALL the Essential instructions
to accomplish full enlightenment in one life time,
but he goes on to compare it to an elixir for reviving the dead!
Having had the very good fortune to receive teachings
from every major and many minor Buddhist schools
this simple devotee to the Buddha of Compassion
can concur whole heartedly with His Holiness.
This book is so important,
that I have taken it as my Primary Text
and as such, read it from cover to cover,
Every Single Month.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, wrote this book
from the "Rime" or NON-sectarian approach.
It has something to offer everyone
from wide-eyed beginner to 9th level Bodhisattva!
Too many Americans have gotten distracted
from Buddha's path to enlightenment
by such things as:
Culture, Language, Tradition and Politics.
THIS text was designed to protect the reader
from such foolishness
and keep them alertly aware of what is most important
in their quest to accomplish the path in THIS life!
Many Theravadans and Gelugpas discribe the path of the Sutras
in terms of Renunciation, Compassion and Insight:
Dilgo Khyentse covers these from the perspective
of both a Scholar and a Yogi!Read more ›
Reaching home, the first thing I did was to see the amazon reviews. Hmm, 5 stars. But Buddhist books can be esoteric to the lay readers, or just skim the surface in a lighthearted style. Will it slake my heart's and mind's thirst? Does it dive into the esoteric or offer me a helping hand?
At the time of writing this review, I am barely six pages into the introduction. And I can already say that this is one extraordinary book, striking in its directness and immediacy. The first seven 'notes' I have encountered so far speak with brief, but extraordinary clarity about what the Buddhist and Sanskrit terms used mean. The introduction is merely about whether the reader has the right motivation to read the book. Otherwise, the book says, studying this text will just be a waste of time!
This is a no-nonsense work. It does not seem to be going into complex ideas and explanations so far, but is striking urgent.Read more ›
The book is a commentary of Patrul Rinpoche's "The Heart of The Enlightened Ones". It begins with the commentary but also contains the root text of Patrul Rinpoche's writing. There is a short biography included of Patrul Rinpoche and also of Dilgo Khyentse. That was a real treat! Also included are a section of notes, a bibliography and an index. The root text contains the Tibetan script as well as the English translation.
This book is a real treasure. We are so fortunate to have great masters translated into English. Dilgo Khyentse explains the importance of Chenrezi's six-syllable mantra [Om Mani Padme Hum (page 58)], as well as the importance of intention in regards to action (page 66) and how to handle wrongdoing and accumulated negativity (page 68). This book is full of great instruction, explanations of Tibetan Buddhism, and wisdom.
This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about practicing Tibetan Buddhism. It's great to get back to the basics of practice. I will definitely come back to re-read this book again. Once is simply not enough!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book carries the spirit of this enlightened man. Personally, I'm not a reader, though I've been in the esoteric field for 50 years. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. del Uno
Excellent teachings. A must read for a serious follower of the dharma. (Yet there is much humor in the verses as well, so please don't think Buddhism is a practice without joy!)Published 6 months ago by Laura Utrecht
This book is excellent, with informative commentary by Dilgo Rinpoche.Published 10 months ago by Pamela D.
A clearly inspired book. Good reading material while in a weekend/week long retreat.Published 11 months ago by Karma
This book's lucidity makes an easy read, and introduction to a host of fundamental Tibetan Buddhist concepts - use Amazon's "Look Inside" feature to check out this... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nathanael Greene