Chapter 1: Verses 33-36

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.

  • Review of the four point analysis to meditate on the selflessness of persons, the lack of inherent existence of the self
  • The sequence in which the self-grasping of persons and phenomena arise
  • The order in which selflessness of persons and phenomena are realized
  • Why the selflessness of persons is realized first
  • The difference between the Prasangika Madhayamika and the lower schools on the cause of liberation
  • The acquired and the innate levels of self-grasping
  • The twelve links of dependent arising can be grouped into three phases
  • How the twelve links bind us to samasara

Precious Garland 13: Verses 33-36 (download)

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