Then the Outer Prison Won’t Become the Real Prison
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Compiled and edited by Robina Courtin
Living one’s life under the control of ignorance is actually the heaviest prison—and everyone is living in it.
— Lama Zopa Rinpoche
This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice to prison inmates drawn from more than 100 letters he has written to prisoners over the years. It has been skillfully edited into a coherent whole emphasizing essential lamrim topics by Ven. Robina Courtin.
Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison is not just advice for prisoners. It is for all of us. Rinpoche says we are all living in the prison of samsara, trapped by ignorance and wrong concepts. As Rinpoche points out, we can escape from our inner prison—the prison of attachment, the prison of anger, the prison of the disturbing states of mind that are the source of our suffering.
The extent of the heartfelt compassion and love that Rinpoche offers the people who write to him is incredible. He empowers them to never give up on the development of their potential and their ability to help others.
This book is published by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive and has been sponsored by The Bodhichitta Trust.
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