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Chapter 5: Verses 438-439

Chapter 5: Verses 438-439

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.

  • Discussion on how the 57 faults manifest in daily life
  • How the practice of the six perfections results in the upper rebirths we need to attain awakening
  • Practicing each perfection in relation to the others
  • The results of practicing the six perfections and compassion

Precious Garland 85: Verses 438-439 (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.