Astus wrote:A single introductory book (eg. Yinshun's Way to Buddhahood, Shengyan's Orthodox Chinese Buddhism, Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation) should suffice to provide enough basis for approaching more complicated teachings.
Astus wrote:Can you think of a treatise that is easily obtainable - afaik Siksasamuccaya wasn't reprinted and is impossible to buy - and readable? I mean, the Bodhicaryavatara is good but too terse, not really explaining things.
Yeshe D. wrote:As for the Bodhicaryavatāra, The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech is an excellent commentary by Kunzang Pelden, who was a student of Patrul Rinpoche. Very traditional Mahāyāna.
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