Chapter 1: Verse 80

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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.

  • How the person and the aggregates are merely posited through the force of convention
  • Quote from Nagarjuna’s Sixty Stanzas of Reasoning that helps to explain the verse
  • The world is conditioned in that the environment and all beings in it arise due to self-grasping ignorance
  • Refuting false existence, inherent existence, does not negate conventional existence
  • Realizing that things exist by mere designation is more difficult than realizing they are empty of inherent existence
  • Quote from Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way that helps to explain the verse
  • The three criteria that establish conventional existence
  • Lama Tsongkhapa draws on the 2 stanzas to explain the object of negation

Precious Garland 22: Verse 80 (download)

22 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Verse 80 10-01-15

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