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Chapter 5: Verses 459-460

Chapter 5: Verses 459-460

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.

  • Review of earlier bodhisattva grounds
  • The benefits and attainments of the tenth bodhisattva ground, “The cloud of dharma”
  • How to understand the meaning of the qualities and attainments for each ground
  • An explanation of the bodies of a buddha

Precious Garland 90: Verses 459-460 (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.