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Chapter 4: Verses 356-363

Chapter 4: Verses 356-363

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.

  • Refuting inherently existent sense objects, sense faculties, and sense consciousnesses
  • Refuting inherently existent objects by refuting inherently existent elements or parts
  • Things are posited in dependence on other things
  • Refuting inherently existent pleasure and pain
  • How liberation comes from realizing emptiness

Precious Garland 68: Verses 356-363 (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.