An extremely intellectual approach to Buddhism. I used to think I liked that sort of thing, but perhaps not to this extreme. I actually found it discouragingingly inaccessible - it gave me the feeling that the "goals" of practice are pretty much unreachable for someone like me. I'm not sure exactly why that is. There is much to be garnered from this book, however, and it will be worthwhile to read it again in the future. Sometimes you're just not in the right place on your path to get a lot out of a certain book, and I think that's what's happened to me here. I look forward to the day when it will speak to me.