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Chapter 3: Verses 215-223

Chapter 3: Verses 215-223

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

  • The four immeasurable factors that make full awakening possible
  • Being discouraged doesn’t fit in with the bodhisattva path
  • How the two collections—merit and wisdom—counteract physical and mental suffering

Precious Garland 45: Verses 213-223 (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.