While all things are empty and without inherent existence they still do exist in a conventional manner.
Series: Nagarjuna's Precious Garland with Geshe Jampa Tegchok (2006-08)
Commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King by Tibetan Buddhist scholar Geshe Jampa Tegchok , given at Sravasti Abbey in 2008. View as a series: Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland with Geshe Jampa Tegchok. For more teachings by Geshe Tegchok see Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, Insight into Emptiness and Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage.
Introductory teaching on the life history of Nagarjuna, cyclic existence, karma, bodhicitta, and the meaning of a person.
How the Buddha turned he wheel of Dharma three times, the Buddha is free from all defects, and how all things are dependently originated.
The “garbage mind:” how it keeps returning us to cyclic existence over countless rebirths, and how to renounce it.
It is through the three higher trainings (discipline, meditation and wisdom) that we overcome the gross aspects of body speech and mind.
Understanding dukkha helps us to cultivate the wish to be free from it.
How the proper motivation is required in order to reap the full benefits of our intended actions.
Looking at inappropriate attention and how it works in our mind, creating attachment and suffering.
The importance of creating virtue with the proper motivation.
The source of suffering is due to our misconceptions in perceiving phenomena.