Chapter 1: Verses 27-32

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.

  • There is the I that exists and the I that doesn’t exist
    • We can not differentiate between the conventionally existent person and the inherently existent person
  • Grasping the inherently existent I and the 12 links
    • How ignorance leads to afflictions, karma and rebirth
  • We want to stop the pain of cyclic existence but we like the pleasures of cyclic existence
    • Looking closely at the pleasures of cyclic existence to see they are not real happiness
  • Using the analogy of a face in the mirror to understand how the appearance of inherent existence is a false appearance
  • How the mind moves from a valid mind apprehending I to the mind grasping at I

Precious Garland 12: Verses 27-32 (download)

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