Open Letter From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Dear All My Students,

I want to communicate one very important thing to you.  I have discovered that most of my students have not read the biography of my Uncle Rinpoche Khyentse Chökyi Wangchug. The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Minds. I want you to know that reading this biography is really very important, not only for knowing his general life situation or how he was or what he did in his life, but it is also very much closely related with the condition of my life.

If you are following me to receive my teachings and you consider that I am your teacher and you are my student, then you should know very well how my condition is in this world. If you do not know my situation concretely in this world, later you could find some problems that do not correspond to the relative situation. So, please, read the biography and then you can understand how important it really is.

I wrote this biography for that reason and Enrico dedicated to work for some years to translate it. Finally now you have the possibility to read it and understand its sense.

     Chögyal Namkhai Norbu


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