This book is a compilation of talks given by Tsoknyi Rinpoche in 1996 at the retreat center Rangjung Yeshe Gombe, Denmark, and at Nagi Gompa, Nepal. The author has tried to present as closely as possible, while being encumbered by the written word, the vividness and humor of Rinpoche's teaching style. This book also includes a guided meditation, which is meant to be used as an enhancement to the reader's practice session. For those readers who have received the pointing-out instruction, please use these teachings as a reminder for what you have already recognized. For those readers who have not received the pointing-out instruction, please use these teachings as an inspiration to encourage you to find a qualified master and request the pointing-out instruction in person.