Approachable yet sophisticated, this book takes the reader on a gently guided tour of one of the most important texts Tibetan Buddhism has to offer. "Certainty" in this context refers to the unshakeable trust that develops as meditators discover for themselves the true root of reality. In this authoritative presentation, master teacher Anyen Rinpoche opens wide the storehouse of this richly philosophical text in a way that lets readers of all backgrounds easily benefit.
"Anyen Rinpoche flawlessly presents the reader with the unique perspective that belongs to a true scholar-yogi: that the most essential insights within the Buddha's teachings--be they of the Middle Way, Prajnaparamita, or Dzogchen--are not only mutually supportive and without any conflict, but describe the same nature of reality. A must-read for philosophers and practitioners."
– Erik Pema Kunsang, author of Wellsprings of the Great Perfection and compiler of Blazing Splendor
"This book beautifully demonstrates the profound unity of study and practice at heart of Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. Remarkably accessible, this book is essential reading for anyone attempting to understand or practice Dzogchen today."
– John Makransky, author of Awakening Through Love
"In the rich Tibetan tradition of oral commentary, Anyen Rinpoche draws from personal experience and deep understanding to breathe fresh life into Mipham Rinpoche's classic."
– Douglas Duckworth, author of Mipam on Buddha-Nature
"This is a wonderful manual for dedicated practitioners to study and contemplate."
– Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche
"A book that adds a most important aspect to the discovery of Mipham Rinpoche's original, genial understanding of the dharma, for it expounds quite clearly his approach to and explanation of Dzogchen. It is definitely a must for anyone interested in the topic!"