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Chapter 3: Verses 287-293

Chapter 3: Verses 287-293

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

  • The 25 special qualities that arise from collecting merit and wisdom, numbers 7-18
  • Conviction in the Dharma is the cause for avoiding the eight unfree states
  • Ethical conduct is the principal cause of an upper rebirth
  • How reverence leads to understanding the meaning of the Dharma
  • Through meditating on the Dharma we are able to preserve the realized Dharma
  • Four practices that challenge our usual way of thinking
  • The causes for the six super-knowledges

Precious Garland 59: Verses 287-293 (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.