Lekden embodied the total involvement of the mind as taught in the Mahayana tradition. His blend of compassion, wisdom and wit is most striking in the teachings. He was the Abbot of the Tantric College of Lower Lhasa prior to the Chinese invasion of Tibet. Renowned among the Tibetans as a great teacher, in this work he highlights the incisive and direct approach of mind transformation that runs contrary to the ordinary worldly perspective. he knew the meaning of applying the great teachings as precepts for practical application.
Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.