The times we live in are particularly challenging. While some people today have an abundance of material prosperity, almost everyone is poor when it comes to inner resources. Anxiety, loneliness, guilt, and frustration dominate the emotional landscape. There is a global shortage of joy, inner peace, and the kind of deep caring for self and others that heals the heart and inspires creative action. How sad this is! For at the very heart of being is the open instant, a boundless source of Great Love.
Using clear, accessible language, Tarthang Tulku, a Tibetan lama who has lived in the United States for more than 50 years, presents a simple, non-religious path in Gesture of Great Love that anyone can follow. The ideas he presents here first emerged some fifty years ago, taking shape as the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. Great love is a natural expression of this vision, a love that encompasses the whole world of past, present and future beings.
Everything we need to get started on this path is already within us, and right now is the perfect time to begin. When we access the depth of our being and dwell in the open instant, we finally understand the rich potential of our birthright, and know what it means to be fully human.
Gesture of Great Love : Light of Liberation, Tarthang Tulku, Dharma Publishing, Paperback, 135 Pages, $15.00