The conclusion of Chapter 1. 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.
- Things that are dependent are not perceived by the wisdom realizing emptiness
- Realizing emptiness does not change the status of how things exist
- The emptiness of true existence is itself not truly existent
- Refuting the inherent existence of unconditioned space
- Saying things are merely named does not mean they are just words or sounds
- In the same way that snake is imputed on a coiled rope, “I” is designated on the aggregates
Precious Garland 26: Verses 93-100 (download)