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Chapter 3: Verses 214-230

Chapter 3: Verses 214-230

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

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  • Why we should not be discouraged about accumulating the two collections—merit and wisdom
  • Arya bodhisattvas are not distressed or discouraged by the suffering of sentient beings
  • How to create merit and abandon what is discordant with merit
  • Creating space between feeling and reacting to avoid negative karma
  • The disadvantages of confusion, anger, and attachment

Precious Garland 46: Verses 224-230 (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.