The most learned Tsele Pema Legdrub was the body-emanation of the great translator Vairochana, and he attained the pinnacle of learning and accomplishment of the masters of the Land of Snow. Also known as Kongpo Gotsand Natsok Rangdrol, he was unmatched in the three qualitieis of scholarship, virtue and noble-mindedness.
Among the first five volumes of his collected works, I considered that The Circle of the Sun would benefit anyone interested in the Dharma. The words are clear and easy to understand and lengthy scholarly expositions are not emphasized.
This text, easy to comprehend and containing all the key points and very direct instructions, results from following the oral advice of a qualified master.
In order to help the foreigners who are presently interested in the Dharma to gain true confidence, I - old Dilgo Khyentse, encouraged my disciple Erik Pema Kunsung to translate this book into English. Therefore, may everyone trust in this.
– From the Foreword by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Note: Please respect the command of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, which states that this book may be studied only by those who have sincere trust in Dharma practice, who have received a suitable transmission of the Dzogchen teachings containing the permission and empowerment to approach the practices of Trekcho and Thogal, and, in particular, who have received the pointing-out instruction from a qualified master.