The results of virtue and nonvirtue

Verses 19-25

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Part of a series of teachings based on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland: Advice for a King sponsored by Semkye Ling center in Schneverdingen, Germany, April 20 to April 23, 2016. The teachings are in English with German translation.

  • The five lay precepts are trainings we take voluntarily
  • Abandoning nonvirtue to create merit
  • The two kinds of ignorance or confusion
  • Motivation plays the key role in determining the value of our actions
  • From virtue comes happiness, from nonvirtue comes suffering
  • Creating the causes for a good rebirth so we can continue practicing the Dharma
  • The eight worldly concerns demarcate what is a Dharma action and a worldly action
  • The Dharma of the highest good—the methods for attaining liberation and awakening

Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland: Verses 19-25 (download)

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