This book has a perfect title for those times when it is needed, thinking about troublesome areas of our lives, particularly for people who are prone to think of the impossible more fondly than they should. My favorite part of the book was the short list of descriptions which Buddha had for the dangers of passion. Like a burning pit, someone might push you into it, etc. This book is difficult for some people to read, as a lot of books might be, but I consider it the best of its kind. I even consider it a perfect expression of the ascetic ideal, in more ways than one, and that's a lot.