Chapter 2: Verses 101-108

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.

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    • When things are conceptually designated they don’t then become inherently existent
    • Just as when you examine the plantain tree you find no core, when you search the constituents you find no person
    • The Buddha was a skillful teacher when he taught selflessness in different ways that were suitable for each audience
    • Analyzing the objects of the six consciousnesses to refute the two extremes, absolutism and nihilism
    • Why the Buddha remained silent when asked certain questions about the world and the self
    • Cyclic existence does not have a beginning, but there is an end
    • There was no first buddha and there have always been buddhas, but that doesn’t mean some beings have always been buddhas

    Precious Garland 27: Verses 101-108 (download)

    27 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland 11-12-15

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