THE HEART TREASURE OF THE ENLIGHTENED ONES: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action
Patrul Rinpoche
Commentary by Dilgo Khyentse Translated by The Padmakara Translation Group
Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1992.
260 pp., $15.00 (paperback).

Barbara Stewart

There’s no time, no time!
There’s no time to rest!
When suddenly death is upon
you, what will you do?
Now you’d better start practicing
the sublime Dharma right away;
Now, quick, hurry-recite the
six-syllable mantra.

“This discourse,”-says the conclusion of this newly translated book by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche-“was written by that ragged old fellow Apu Hralpo, ablaze with the five poisons.”

Apu is a Tibetan honorific. Hralpo more or less means dressed like a bum. And “ablaze” means-accord ing to one meditation mastertransforming the poisons of ignorance, hatred, and so on.

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