Chapter 2: An interwoven explanation of the causes and effects of higher rebirth and highest good. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.
- Teaching the profound meaning of emptiness to those who are unsuitable vessels leads them to reject and criticize the Dharma
- Using the metaphor of a magician casting a spell to explain how things appear to ordinary persons, aryas in post-meditation time and aryas in meditative equipoise
- We impute meaning on things and then take them to be real and react emotionally to them
- Things do not inherently arise and cease
- When you negate things being truly existent and being totally nonexistent the only other option is existing by designation
Precious Garland 28: Verses 109-114 (download)