Nagarjuna wrote this letter to his friend King Satavahana, in order to alert him to the worldly impurities, especially in discharging his royal activities, and to integrate spiritual values into his daily life. In this respect, his advice is still of special interest to those who wish to cultivate a religious practice while continuing to live and work in society.
The commentary accompanying Nagarjuna's epistle was composed by Venerable Rendawa, Zhon-nu Lo-dro. This famous scholar hailed from the great "Sa-sKya" monastery in north central Tibet. During the initial period of their relationship, he served as a teacher to the renowned Tsong-Khapa, later, they instructed each other. Rendawa's commentary is quite clear and simple, and suitable for all levels of students.
This book teaches the basics of Buddhist religious practice for beginners and advanced students, both laymen and monks.
Note: This book was printed with ISBN 8185102201 on the back cover and on the copyright page, but this ISBN is not unique. The edition shown here was published by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, India. First print 1979, second print 1995, third print 2003.« less