Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness - Table of Contents

A Commentary on Nagarjuna's Precious Garland

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Contents
Editor’s Preface vii
Introduction 3
I. Higher Rebirth and Highest Good 11
1. Starting on the Path to Happiness and Liberation 13
2. The Advantages of Ethical Living and a Fortunate Life 27
3. The Path to Liberation and Full Awakening 45
4. Refuting Inherent Existence and Establishing Emptiness 91
II. An Interwoven Explanation of the Causes
and Effects of Higher Rebirth and Highest Good 135
5. Delving into the Profound 137
6. Taming Attachment and Understanding the Qualities
of Buddhahood 169
III. The Collections for Awakening 201
7. Joyfully Taking Up the Boundless Work of a Bodhisattva 203
8. Advice for Gathering Merit and Gaining Wisdom 225
9. The Fruits of Merit and Wisdom 249
IV. Royal Policy: Instructions on the Practices
of a Monarch 265
10. Practical Advice for Leaders 267
11. Spiritual Wisdom for Powerful People 289
V. Practices of a Bodhisattva 327
12. Abandoning Afflictions and Cultivating Goodness 329
13. Excellent Qualities of the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds 351
14. The Magnificent Qualities of a Buddha 371
15. Closing Words of Advice 387
Glossary 395
Further Reading 403
Index 405
About the Author 423