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Chapter 1: Verses 4-9

Chapter 1: Verses 4-9

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.

  • What is meant by upper rebirth and highest good
  • How faith and wisdom create the causes for upper rebirth and highest good
  • The meaning of faith in these verses
  • The relationship between faith and wisdom
  • A person with faith in karma and it’s effects will abandon the 10 non-virtuous paths of action and practice the 10 virtuous paths of action
  • The three branches that make an action a complete

Precious Garland 03: Verses 4-9 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.