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Chapter 5: Verses 413-423

Chapter 5: Verses 413-423

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.

    • Continued explanation of the 57 faults to be abandoned
16. Hypocracy
17. Flattery
18. Hinting
19. Harassment
20. Insinuation
21. Carping
22. Stupefaction
23. Boredom
24. Discrimination of differences
25. Inattention
26. Loss of respect

27. Negative person
28. Longing
29. Obsession
30. Avarice
31. Unsuitable greed
32. Lusting
33. Fraud
34. Great desire
35. Craving approval
36. Nonfortitude
37. Inpropriety

Precious Garland 76: Verses 413-423 (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.