The Second Dalai Lama's writings and biography are brought vividly to life in this extraordinary book by translator Glenn Mullin (who also gave us The Dalai Lamas on Tantra and Gems of Wisdom from the Seventh Dalai Lama), through a selection of the Second Dalai Lama's ecstatic outpourings of enlightened teaching. "The Second Dalai Lama was the greatest of all the early Dalai Lamas," noted the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, and Mullin's glimpse into the visionary life of this outspoken and unconventional Dalai Lama is a readable and comprehensive introduction.
"Having known Glenn Mullin and his work for many years, I am delighted to see yet another volume of his wonderfully heartfelt and readable studies of the works of the Dalai Lamas. The Second Dalai Lama sometimes signed his works ... 'The Mad Beggar,' referring to that state beyond all attachment."—Richard Gere