Now translated into English and available to western readers for the first time, Invitation To Enlightenment is comprised of the Matreceta's "Letter to the Great King Kaniska and Candragomim's "Letter to a Disciple". These two extraordinary Buddhist masters offer the modern reader universal and imperishable counsel, one directed at a young ruler destined to become a king, and the other to a young monk about to abandon his vows and embrace the dangers and temptations of the world. Each of these works is a timeless treasure of Buddhist thought, taken together they form vivid reflections of the human condition. Equally fascinating is that both these antiquarian treatise merge two streams of Indian literary tradition: the Buddhist epistle and the short dramatic poem (Khandakavya). Ably translated with notations by Michael Hahn, Invitation To Enlightenment is a superlative, insightful, inspiring, timeless, and very welcome contribution to contemporary Buddhist studies.