Chapter 1: Verses 20-24

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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.

  • Why the karmic result of the habit, the tendency to do the action again, is said to be the worse result
  • Summing up how to practice to attain higher rebirth.
    • The quintessential thing to remember is don’t engage in nonvirtue, engage in virtue
  • Summarizing the causal relationship between abandoning the 13 destructive actions and engaging in the three actions to be practiced
  • The respective results of abandoning nonvirtue, practicing virtue, and the meditative absorptions
  • We have to start working with the gross attachments to the body before working on the subtle attachments to the body. How to begin doing that

Precious Garland 10: Verses 20-24 (download)

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