Chapter 1: Verses 86-92

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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.

  • The four elements cannot form an inherently existent composite because composites are dependent on parts
  • Each of the four elements lack inherent existence because they are mutually dependent on the other elements
  • Prasangikas refute the lower schools’ assertion that things are both dependent arisings and inherently existent
  • The elements and other things have their own specific characteristics, but their characteristics do not exist inherently
  • Examining other phenomena to see that they are mutually dependent and therefore lack inherent existence

Precious Garland 25: Verses 86-92 (download)

25 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland 10-29-15

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