By Nagarjuna, The Padmakara Translation Group, Kanyyur Kyabje Rinpoche
This booklet entice any reader with curiosity in Mahayanna Buddhism and the nice vintage of Indain Buddisht literature.
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7 Keep your vows unbroken, undegraded, Uncorrupted, and quite free of stain. Just as the earth’s the base for all that’s still or moves, On discipline, it’s said, is founded all that’s good. 8 Generosity and discipline, patience, diligence, Concentration, and the wisdom that knows thusness— Those measureless perfections, make them grow, And be a Mighty Conqueror who’s crossed samsara’s sea. 29 30 Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend Ú Ú ÚÚ Ú ºÊ ºÚ ºÊ ÚÚ Ú ºÚ Ú º Ú ÚÚ Ú º Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú Ú º Ú Ú ºÊ Ú º Ú ÚÚ Ú Ú ÚÚ Ú Ú º ºÚ ÚÚ ººÚ Úº Ú º Ú ÚÚ Ú Ú ÚÚ Ú Ú Ú º º ÚºÚÚ º Ú º º º Úº Ú Ú ÚÚ º Ú ºÊ Ú Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend 9 Those who show their parents great respect With Brahma or a Master will be linked; By venerating them they’ll win repute, In future they’ll attain the higher realms.
So bring endeavor to the Four Noble Truths With study, discipline, and concentration. 53 Train always in superior discipline, Superior wisdom, and superior mind. Monks’ vows exceed a hundred and five tens, Yet they are all included in these three. 47 48 Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend Úº ºÚ Ê Úº ºÚ Ú ºº º º я Ú ºº ºº Úº ºÚº Ú Ú Ú º я Ú Ú ºº º º Ú Ú º Ú º Ú º Ú ÊÚ ºÚ Ê ÚÚ Ê ºÚ ÚÚ Ú ÚÚ ÚÚ Ú Úº Ú Ú Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend 54 My lord, the Buddha taught close mindfulness Of body as the single path to tread.
47 48 Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend Úº ºÚ Ê Úº ºÚ Ú ºº º º я Ú ºº ºº Úº ºÚº Ú Ú Ú º я Ú Ú ºº º º Ú Ú º Ú º Ú º Ú ÊÚ ºÚ Ê ÚÚ Ê ºÚ ÚÚ Ú ÚÚ ÚÚ Ú Úº Ú Ú Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend 54 My lord, the Buddha taught close mindfulness Of body as the single path to tread. Hold fast and guard it well, for all the Dharma Is destroyed by loss of mindfulness. 55 With all its many risks, this life endures No more than windblown bubbles in a stream. How marvellous to breathe in and out again, To fall asleep and then awake refreshed.