From the Publisher
“Kongtrül Rinpoche brings an unflinching and fresh perspective.”—The Beacon
“After reading It’s Up to You, you will be eager to be exposed to more of Kongtrül’s teachings.”—Spirituality & Health
“An immensely enjoyable volume.”—Library Journal
“Kongtrül is an innovative teacher who is successfully transposing Buddhism in a Western key.”—Shambhala Sun
“Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche has written an enthralling and practical book that speaks to us all with an exceptional clarity about confusion, uncertainty, and fear, about fearlessness and courage, and about awareness, joy, sanity, and freedom.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
“Like Dzigar Kongtrül himself, this book is warm, direct, and potent. Its intimacy is transformative.”—Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author of Turning the Mind into an Ally
Kongtrul is not only the son of a respected Buddhist teacher in northern India but also has been acclaimed as an incarnation of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, a leading light of 19th-century Buddhism. His latest book addresses questions of some subtlety in a highly accessible manner. Buddhist thought, Kongtrul asserts, necessarily focuses on the "self"-"not the ego `self' but the true nature of all sentient beings." Once the movement from ego to "true nature" is made, we become free to act in the world. An immensely enjoyable little volume on some basics of Buddhist spirituality, this is recommended for all collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.