Be caredul with this book. It can burn your hands! After you buy this book, you will see a picture of Lama Zopa Rinpoche
with Lama Yeshe. This is fine. Photographs can be fun to look at. But when you go to the next page, you will see another picture of Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Lama Yeshe. But now Lama Yeshe is a boy. How? This is his new incarnation. Now we must keep an open mind. We don't know about this. Maybe Tibetans just find a preganant woman and say, "That is the new incarnation." Actually, their system of recognizing incarnations is pretty scientific. But let us be skeptical.
But what if it is true? Now read more into the book. This book holds no punches. We are lucky if we are reborn a human! This
book may let us down, punch us on the jaw, and then hold us up.
But it will prepare you for what Buddhists really believe. They believe in reincarnation into another form. And you will be oh so lucky if it is a human the next time. This book is brillant and concise. It will cut you into a million pieces. It will leave blisters on your hands. Because despite your love for the teachings of His Holiness the Dali Lama or Sogyal Rinpoche, I am betting that you don't really know what they believe. Buy this book and find out. And if you think that the Tibetans may be onto something, then I think you better do something about it.
This is a great book! This is one of the first books to really turn my mind to the dharma. Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche were like the dynamic duo of Dharma, spreading the truths of the Buddhist teadhings to the west. I would reccomend reading anything by either of them as their wisdom and skillful means are perfected and help us (sentient beings) to understand how to grow and reach full buddhahood for the benefit of all. If you ever have a chance to recieve teachings in person from Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche I would highly reccomend takeing the opportunity to recieve the blessings and transmissions of this enlightened master, Lama, Guru, Shaman, healer, Buddha. And if you are ever have the chance to see, venerate, circumnabulate, and prostrate to any of the Stupas which hold Lama thubten Yeshe's ahes, I would encourage that holy act as well. I have given this book to relatives and would reccomend it to anyone.