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Chapter 3: Verses 272-280

Chapter 3: Verses 272-280

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 wisdom, continued
  • The 25 ways to create the causes for the collection of wisdom, numbers 20-25
  • The five common qualities of amassing the collections of merit and wisdom

Precious Garland 57: Verses 272-280 (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.