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Chapter 2: Verses 158-171

Chapter 2: Verses 158-171

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.

  • The body is impure and filled with foul substances but we don’t see it for what it is
  • The distorted conceptions of the body provoke the disturbing emotions which motivate negative actions
  • If you meditate on the foul nature of the body, there will be a decrease in lust
  • How attachment to others’ bodies interferes with the three higher trainings
  • The negative karma of hunting and its results

Precious Garland 39: Verses 158-171 (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.