"I've been studying dharma with friends for some time now and this book has helped me gain a better understanding of the Buddha's teachings. People read a book just to get to the last page and get the idea of it, but with this one, reading to the last page is not the goal. Every phrase can be applied for use in the rest of our lives. 'The Tripitaka' highlights, among other things, the importance of the mind, especially mindfulness. We may know a lot more about other planets, but how much do we know about simple things, such as the nature of the mind? That's a subject we tend to easily overlook. The book is key to bringing the heart and the mind to a new height. You'll like it."