Precious Garland review: Characteristics of karma

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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 practice of restraining from the 10 nonvirtues and practicing the 10 virtues is the basis of upper rebirth and highest goodness
  • Karma is cause and result, it’s not about reward and punishment or judgement.
    • Karma was not invented by the Buddha, he merely described it
  • Karmic causality means there is an ethical dimension to actions
  • The four general characteristics of karma:
    • karma is definite
    • karma is expandable
    • karma is not lost
    • if the cause is not created the results are not experienced

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