Chapter 1 addresses what to abandon and what to practice to attain upper rebirth and highest good. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.
- The promise to compose the text addresses the subject matter, the immediate purpose, the essential purpose and the connection of the three
- The Dharma that is virtuous in the beginning, the middle and the end
- The three qualities of a suitable vessel of the Dharma
- Why the Dharma is said to be like the best wealth, a lamp, our best friend and the best path
- Overview of the causes for upper rebirth and highest good
Precious Garland 02: Verses 2-3 (download)