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Chapter 1: Verses 2-3

Chapter 1: Verses 2-3

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.

  • The promise to compose the text addresses the subject matter, the immediate purpose, the essential purpose and the connection of the three
  • The Dharma that is virtuous in the beginning, the middle and the end
  • The three qualities of a suitable vessel of the Dharma
  • Why the Dharma is said to be like the best wealth, a lamp, our best friend and the best path
  • Overview of the causes for upper rebirth and highest good

Precious Garland 02: Verses 2-3 (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.

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