In this book, Dharmaradza maps out, in verse, the entire structure of the Buddhist path. The teachings given here are honest and direct, covering topics from impermanence to how the disciplines and vows of the three yanas may be practiced without conflict or contradiction.
Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704-1754), the author, was the reincarnation of the great Drikung Dharmakirti (1595-1659), the first of the Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang Rinpoches. Revered for centuries as a combined emanation of Manjushri and Guru Padmasambhava, these great lamas have held one of the thrones of the Drikung Kagyu lineage from the 17th century up to the present day.
Translator Khenpo Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche travels tirelessly, teaching and organizing Dharma centers. He has translated many Tibetan texts, including Prayer Flags, In Search of the Stainless Ambrosia, The Garland of Mahamudra Practices, The Great Kagyu Masters, and The Jewel Ornament of Liberation. He was born in Tsari, one of the most sacred places in Tibet, and fled to India in 1959.