Chapter 2: Verses 109-114

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)

28 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland 11-19-15

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