Many books --

The Stagna Rimpoche was in residence at Sani Gompa in Zangskar preparing the place for a visit to the old mountain kingdom by the Dalai Lama. He was busy sewing up brocade hangings on an old sewing machine when Layman John came to tea.  Layman John asked the Rimpoche, “Rimpoche-la, I have heard that Milarepa, the great yogin, once said that in the vast, empty spaces of the high mountains there exists a strange market where one might exchange the vortex of worldly life for boundless bliss. Where might I find such a place?” Still whirring away on his machine, the Rimpoche said, “There are a great many books on such matters.  It might be wise to begin there.”