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.
- Karmic causality means there is an ethical dimension to actions
- The four general characteristics of karma: