The great Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo said, "Knowing Dharma is not enough; you must practice. Just being an expert or learned cannot benefit. Even counting mantras cannot benefit greatly. The very heart that can definitely benefit is the three principal aspects of the path: definite renunciation of samsara, bodhichitta (the altruistic mind to acheive enlightenment), and perfect view. These three can benefit."
-The Importance of Retreat
-The Meaning of Retreat
-Letter to a Disciple in Retreat
-Four Fundamental Retreats
-Like a Female Cannibal Cheating
-Commentary on Like a Female Cannibal Cheating
-Song of the Spring Queen on the Experiences of the Path
-How to Meditate on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
-Special Instructions for Retreat
With this same emphasis Lama Zopa Rinpoche, in this precious text of heart advice, comments on the essential aspects of retreat and how to bring about the result of enlightenment. Rinpoche provides compelling commentary to Pabongkha's text, Like a Female Cannibal Cheating, and on the rituals and motivation for entering into retreat. A must-read for all who are serious about reaping results in meditation practice.