Summary

Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngndro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about: developing "renunciation mind" discipline, meditation, and wisdom using your imagination in visualization practice why you need a guru.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Foxfire on 25-03-16

Expected more after first book

I was having higher hopes on more practice details, especially after the excellent what makes you not a Buddhist.

I expected meditation guidance and instructions on the Buddhist steps, but this was so light weight, as I was hoping getting some teaching. Shame

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5 out of 5 stars
By CHUNFENGDONG on 06-11-17

enlightening book on spiritual practice

Dzongsar Rinpoche's words deeply touched my heart. great book, I'd recommend to anyone seeking spiritual learning!

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5 out of 5 stars
By VL on 17-09-15

Exactly what was needed

Truly explains all the intricacies of "The Path" and Ngondro practice. I found it to be truly useful and plan to listen to it many, many, times. I also feel like it really puts it all together, although I now realize I must also buy the book itself as well, as the book has illustrations.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on 07-08-18

Gentle but Straightforward Advice on Ngondro

The author is very frank in his presentation and discussion of practices. However, there is also a certain humor and a tremendous openness herein that had me laughing out loud at surprising moments. I found the book very valuable. Highly recommend.

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