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Chapter 1: Verses 93-100

Chapter 1: Verses 93-100

The conclusion of Chapter 1. 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.

  • Things that are dependent are not perceived by the wisdom realizing emptiness
  • Realizing emptiness does not change the status of how things exist
  • The emptiness of true existence is itself not truly existent
  • Refuting the inherent existence of unconditioned space
  • Saying things are merely named does not mean they are just words or sounds
  • In the same way that snake is imputed on a coiled rope, “I” is designated on the aggregates

Precious Garland 26: Verses 93-100 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.