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Chapter 2: Verses 190-200

Chapter 2: Verses 190-200

The completion of 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.

  • How to reflect on the signs of the Buddha’s body and their causes
  • The last 10 signs and the internal qualities that give rise to them
  • The 80 marks have love as their common cause
  • Looking at the causes of the 32 signs is an instruction on what to practice

Precious Garland 42: Verses 190-200 (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.