In translating this book, we strived to maintain the fundamental meaning and feel of the original version (The Warm Hearted Family.) but also adapt it so that non-Thai’s find the teachings more applicableto their own culture. No matter what religion a person is, the teachings in this book are meant to help people help themselves. In no way should they be viewed as dogmatic or doctrinaire. Thailand itself has a deep connection withTheravada Buddhism, heavily interlinked in culture and tradition.