Chapter 1: Verses 63-68

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.

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    • Refuting inherent existence by refuting inherent coming and going
    • Refuting inherent existence by refuting inherent arising, abiding and ceasing
    • The person transcends existing inherently in the three times—past, present and future
    • The proper way to understand the equality of samsara and nirvana is to know that both lack inherent existence and are established nominally
    • Examining the assertions of non-Buddhists
      • Things are composed of tiny, partless particles that are permanent and neither produced or destroyed
      • The person is old and permanent
    • Buddhists assert the person is impermanent and transitory and the results of karma are experienced by the continuum of the person

    Precious Garland 19: Verses 63-68 (download)

    19 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland 09-11-15

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