As with his previous book, Lama Marut steps outside of the theoretical into the practical and offers a number of action plans and meditations to make this transition. Especially helpful are what he calls "weapons" to fight mental negativity, such as recognition, understanding, disassociation and determination. This is not to suggest that this is the standard mechanical self-help fare which tells the reader how to "change you life in four easy steps". This book is more nuanced and cerebral, while maintaining just the right amount of levity. For example, the way that the author makes the connection between an explanation of Karma and the childhood love of television wrestling that he shared with his grandfather is brilliant. He also provides some very specific examples of random acts of kindness if the reader is inclined to do this type of homework.
This book provides the reader with an understanding of the reasons for abandoning ego-driven pursuits, and of the benefits of adopting a manner more considerate of others. The author makes the case for why doing so will make us happier as individuals and how it actually can bring about a positive change in the world. His explanations are pleasant and enjoyable, never overbearing or guilt-tripping. As the book's cover states, " we're desperately trying to be somebody. Maybe we've got it all wrong." Lama Marut makes the case for this perfectly.