This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are:
- The fundamental principles of Buddhism.
- The practice of meditation as a means of arousing compassion.
- How suffering can become a more powerful tool than happiness in achieving enlightenment.
- The symbolic significance of holy places, temples, statues, books, and other spiritual artifacts.