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Chapter 3: Verses 246-258

Chapter 3: Verses 246-258

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

  • The expanded explanation of the collection of merit
  • The 14 ways that leaders should use their wealth for the collective good, continued
  • Nine ways that leaders should govern properly to benefit others
  • How we can use the advice for leaders in our own lives to benefit others
  • Developing the attitude and actions of generosity

Precious Garland 54: Verses 246-258 (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.