These books where written in the following order by the same author. All the books contain a vast use of the English grammar because the books themselves are based on a vast grammar. That vast grammar is the grammar of mind which is vast. This vast use of grammar is used to help the student expand their own mind. Get a dictionary ready. Put the work in. Attain the goal. Then use the goal. It is not worth just attaining it. Nourish it by using it and encouraging it. It is all a lot easier than it looks.
(1)The Tibetan Book of the Dead or the After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane: Or, the After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, According to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering.
This book sets up the basic questions for attaining the goal of 'supreme wisdom'. 'Supreme wisdom' is universal and all knowing. It explains everything - past, present, future among all beings everywhere including man, gods, aliens and ghosts etc. You will be able to attain perfect mental health through it. It will also help you to become a perfect person. You can be whatever you want to be. You do this by letting go of some things that prevent you from understanding the truth. This first book sets up the basic questions for attaining these goals by explaining a Tibetan method of thinking that is scientific/psychological/occult/philosophical through understanding the life/death connecting force which will explain all other forces both positive and negative and transitory. It mainly teaches what the transitory is and where you can find the transitory. The goal of the student is to transcend the transitory. Do that and attain the goal.
(2) Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan ; Being the Jetsun-Kahbum or Biographical History of Jetsun-Milarepa, According to the Late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's.
This book expands on the first book, which is all you need to attain the goal. This book is a 'story' about a bad person who becomes a good person through learning various 'yogi' practices and studying various Tibetan 'Holy' teachings. It is Milerepa's life story - a great liberator. If you need to learn more about a person who goes through some of the teachings outlined in the first book then this book is an essential companion read to the first.
(3)Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines.
This book expands on some of the exercises outlined in the second book, which can also be used to achieve the goal outlined in the first book. Although this book may be considered a bit dangerous if used incorrectly because certain yogi practices require flexing the body and sitting still for long periods time - it is certainly one of the supreme books on practical yoga because of its age, authenticity and results. Get advice from someone who has done yoga first if are going ahead with this one. This book is a companion to the second book and the first. There are no yoga illustrations. It is all just described. Get another book on illustrations if you are looking for pictures or even better - get advice from someone who has done it. There is lots of text here that answer many questions that the yogi may have about the yoga.
(4)The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation: Or, the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind.
This is the final book in the series and expands on the concepts of the first, second and third books by using a type of 'instant enlightenment' mental yoga. Although the goals of the first, second and third books can be achieved by using this final book in the series the first, second and third books are 'instant companions' if you enjoy the results of this one.
As the writers set forth in the four books the goal of 'Super Wisdom' can be achieved by using these four books. The most important aspects of all four books in the series is the use of oneself alone to achieve the goals without any recourse to physical or mental aids. This is important. These books will "teach yourself everything you will ever need to know". Purely pure through the simply mundane.
It is a wise choice to buy these books. It is the opinion of the reviewer that it is one time that money is truly well spent in the quest for the wisdom of all wisdoms.
This is a translation of a text by the Buddhist Master Padmasambhava who lived a thousand years ago in India and Tibet. Excellent commentary by Evans-Wentz, who was an English Buddhist scholar, and who lived towards the end of his life on a mountain in California. Lots of notes and explanations.