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Chapter 2: Verses 177-189

Chapter 2: Verses 177-189

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 causes for a bodhisattva
  • Principal causes for a buddha’s body
  • The internal qualities and activities that create the causes for the 32 signs of a buddha’s body

Precious Garland 41: Verses 177-189 (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.