Chapter 1: Verses 11-24

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Countering the distortion of permanence by reflecting on death. Chapters 1-8 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way explain the stages of the path dependent on conventional truths.

  • Grieving for the loss of those to whom we are attached, not wanting to separate from loved ones and attachment to the continuity of this life
  • How practicing the Dharma will be of greater benefit to ourselves and our loved ones

04 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 11-24 (download)

04 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 05-16-13

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