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Chapter 4: Verses 392-400

Chapter 4: Verses 392-400

Chapter 4: Royal Policy: Instructions on the Practices of a Monarch. Nagarjuna gives practical advice for leaders that is also applicable to individual practitioners. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.

  • To attain full awakening the universal vehicle teachings are needed
  • Why the universal vehicle teachings should be considered the words of the Buddha
  • How the Buddha was skillful and taught according to the disposition of the people
  • Advice to the king to become a monastic if unable to live and rule according to the Dharma

Precious Garland 72: Verses 392-400 (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.