Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness - Table of Contents

A Commentary on Nagarjuna's Precious Garland

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Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

I. Higher Rebirth and Highest Good
1. Starting on the Path to Happiness and Liberation
2. The Advantages of Ethical Living and a Fortunate Life
3. The Path to Liberation and Full Awakening
4. Refuting Inherent Existence and Establishing Emptiness 

II. An Interwoven Explanation of the Causes and Effects of Higher Rebirth and Highest Good
5. Delving into the Profound
6. Taming Attachment and Understanding the Qualities of Buddhahood  

III. The Collections for Awakening
7. Joyfully Taking Up the Boundless Work of a Bodhisattva 
8. Advice for Gathering Merit and Gaining Wisdom
9. The Fruits of Merit and Wisdom  

IV. Royal Policy: Instructions on the Practices of a Monarch
10. Practical Advice for Leaders
11. Spiritual Wisdom for Powerful People

V. Practices of a Bodhisattva
12. Abandoning Afflictions and Cultivating Goodness
13. Excellent Qualities of the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds
14. The Magnificent Qualities of a Buddha
15. Closing Words of Advice

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