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Understanding emptiness, attaining liberation

Part of a series of teachings by Geshe Jampa Tegchok on Nagarjuna's A Precious Garland of Advice to a King given at Sravasti Abbey in 2008.

  • How to attain liberation by understanding emptiness
  • Verses 39-41: Fear of teachings on emptiness, fear of emptiness but not nirvana
  • With or without remainder
  • Verse 43: Nihilism and wrong view
  • “I” grasping mind and self-grasping is the root of cyclic existence
  • Distinction between innate I grasping mind and valid conventional I grasping mind
  • Questions and answers

02 Precious Garland with Geshe Jampa Tegchok (download)

Khensur Jampa Tegchok

Born in 1930, Khensur Jampa Tegchok was a Geshe Lharampa and the former abbot of Sera-je Monastic University. He became a monk at the age of eight and studied all of the major Buddhist treatises at Sera-je before fleeing his homeland of Tibet in 1959. His book "Transforming the Heart: The Buddhist Way to Joy and Courage" is a commentary on "The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas" and describes the bodhisattva path. He is also the author of "Insight into Emptiness." He passed away in October, 2014.