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Acknowledgments IN THE TASK OF PRESENTING the teachings contained in this book authentically, and yet in a way that reaches out to modern minds, I have been continually inspired by the example of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and by how he embodies all the authenticity and purity of the tradition while displaying an all-embracing openness to the modern world. There are no words to express the depth of my gratitude to him; he is a constant source of courage and inspiration not only to the Tibetan people, but also to countless individuals all over the world whose hearts have been moved and whose lives have been transformed by his message. I have been told that the connection I have with him stretches back over many lives, and in the strength and closeness of the affinity I feel for him, I somewhere know this to be true. For their inspiration and their teachings, the essence of which are this book, I thank every one of my masters, and I offer it to them all. Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, who recognized me and brought me up, gave me the ground and the meaning of life; he gave me in fact the two most precious things I have: devotion and understanding. His spiritual wife, Khandro Tsering Chödrön, the foremost yogini in Tibetan Buddhism, has, in her love and care, been truly like a master to me as well; for me she is completely inseparable from Jamyang Khyentse, and I only have to think of her to see his majestic presence reflected in her. She is like a spiritual mother to me: I feel always protected on account of her prayers and her love, and I pray that she lives for many, many more years. It was Dudjom Rinpoche who made flower those seeds of understanding Jamyang Khyentse had sowed in me, through his personal kindness and his teaching. The affection he showed me was almost, I sometimes think, as though I had been his own son. And then Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was 419