A stong understanding of Lam Rim is very important, it is the foundation of Tibetan buddhism. This book on Lam-Rim is essential, it is the published notes from a teaching of Pabongka Rinpoche out lining the steps to/on the Lam Rim path. Anyone interested studing buddhism will benefit from the teachings of Rinpoche.
This is THE work for the Gelugpa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Which is the tradition of His Holiness, the Dali Lama. It, for
all practical reasons, is our Bible. While reading it, one becomes relaxed and feels at home. It outlines the entire path of the Lam-Rim or the graduated path of enlightenment. Pabonka
Rinpoche gave a famous twenty-four day discourse on the teachings
of the Buddha. These talks were translated by Trijang Rinpoche,
the tutor of His Holiness. Finally, it was translated into English by Michael Richards. This book is a masterpiece. Each page fills the soul and heart with happiness and love. The illustrations are just marvelous. A couple caveats are in order before you buy this marvelous book. First, please understand that, despite what a few Occidental iconoclasts believe, Tibetan
Buddhism flatly espouses a belief in cyclical existence. That at death, unless we have lived a life of firm morality and generosity, the mindstream can spin out of control and just about be reborn in any lifeform. In Tibetan Buddhism, this is a given. Secondly, is the belief in sin. The belief that if we
harm others, the arrow comes back at us. And this karma is expandable. Yes. Bad things do happen to good people.
With these two understandings under your belt, buy and enjoy.
The vision which Pabonka Rinpoche gives us may seem horrible. Nevertheless, it may be true. In fact, it no doubt is true. May the dharma bless you.