I have read a few books about Tibetan mysticism. This is a book which gives a detailed view about the mantra "Om Mani Padme (Tibetan: Peme) Hum". It also mentions the misconceptions by western writers such as L. Austine Waddell about Tibetan Buddhism. In my opinion, one should also read Waddell's book to have a balanced, unbiased view.
All in all, I find the writing clear and the knowledge impressive. Anyone truly interested to find out what Tibetan mysticism is about should read this book. Not to be missed!
1 explains theesoteric principles of Mantra and clarifies thedifferences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga, andis our direct link to the spiritual achievementsof the past and their relationship to a futurehigher civilization of humanity.