While Nagarjuna wrote the verses as advice for a king, they are relevant to all practitioners. The text offers practical advice for a meaningful life.
Series: Nagarjuna's Precious Garland (Germany 2016)
A series of teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron based on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland: Advice for a King sponsored by Semkye Ling center in Schneverdingen, Germany, April 20 to April 23, 2016. The teachings are in English with German translation.
By creating the causes for a good rebirth we are also creating the basis upon which we can attain liberation and full awakening.
Practical advice on what to abandon and what to practice to create the causes for a precious human rebirth, the basis for awakening.
A look at causal dependence, mutual dependence and dependent designation. How to reflect on karma and emotions with an understanding of dependent arising.
Reflecting on the three types of karmic results and the results of specific actions helps us restrain from creating nonvirtue and create virtue.
Responses to questions on karma and its effects. Understanding karma through the analogy of a river.
Reflecting on the results of virtuous and nonvirtuous actions motivates us to create the causes for a good rebirth, the basis for awakening.