Chapter 2: Verses 101-108

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Chapter 2: An interwoven explanation of the causes and effects of higher rebirth and highest good. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.

  • When things are conceptually designated they don’t then become inherently existent
  • Just as when you examine the plantain tree you find no core, when you search the constituents you find no person
  • The Buddha was a skillful teacher when he taught selflessness in different ways that were suitable for each audience
  • Analyzing the objects of the six consciousnesses to refute the two extremes, absolutism and nihilism
  • Why the Buddha remained silent when asked certain questions about the world and the self
  • Cyclic existence does not have a beginning, but there is an end
  • There was no first buddha and there have always been buddhas, but that doesn’t mean some beings have always been buddhas

Precious Garland 27: Verses 101-108 (download)

27 Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Verses 101-108 11-12-15

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