Chapter 1: Verses 82-86

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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.

  • Refuting an inherently existent self through the fivefold and sevenfold reasonings
  • All the points of the sevenfold analysis boil down to the self and aggregates not being inherently one or inherently separate
  • Refuting the inherent existence of the four elements
  • Because the elements are mutually dependent they cannot exist inherently
  • The fact that Nagarjuna teaches about causality shows the he believes in dependent existence, not that things are totally nonexistent

Precious Garland 24: Verses 82-86 (download)

24 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Verses 82-86 10-15-15

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