"This good explanation is a great compendium of both the profound emptiness and the extensive deeds of compassion, illuminating as well techniques for social welfare.”
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The text consists of five chapters in which Nagarjuna offers advice on how to find happiness by cultivating virtues of body speech and mind, and how to acquire the merit and wisdom required for enlightenment. Nagarjuna clarifies the Buddha's exposition on emptiness based on the Prajnaparamita, the Perfection of Wisdom sutras and presents the ten bodhisattva stages leading to buddhahood.
Nagarjuna was an Indian pandit who propounded the Madhyamaka philosophy of emptiness and is one of six great scholars, known as the Six Ornaments. He lived in south India approximately 400 years after the Buddha passed away.
Click here to read Nagarjuna's Precious Garland. Please note: you can navigate through the text by clicking on the chapter links on the right side of the PDF.