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Chapter 5: Verses 401-405

Chapter 5: Verses 401-405

Chapter 5: The practices of the Bodhisattva. What is to be abandoned and what is to be adopted. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.

    • The purpose and advantages of becoming a monastic
    • Explanation of the 57 faults to be abandoned
        1. Wrath
      1. 2. Rancor
      1. 3. Concealment
      1. 4. Hostility
      1. 5. Dissimulation
      1. 6. Pretension
      1. 7. Jealousy
      1. 8. Miserliness
      1. 9. Nonintegrity
    1. 10. Inconsideration for others

Precious Garland 73: Verses 401-405 (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.