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Chapter 3: Verses 201-213

Chapter 3: Verses 201-213

Chapter 3: The Collections for Awakening. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.

  • The Buddha and the signs and marks arise from an inconceivable amount of merit
  • The difference between the meaning of “buddha” and “arya buddha
  • All the virtuous actions to become a Buddha can be subsumed into the two collections
  • The three criteria for understanding the syllogism on the emptiness of persons and phenomena

Precious Garland 43: Verses 201-213 (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.