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.
- Seeing the body for what it is, objectively, without exaggeration
- How the mistaken view of the body as a source of pleasure leads to negative actions and dukkha
- Seeing the body as source of pain and discomfort will give impetus to work for liberation from cyclic existence
- Beginning verses of Chapter 2
05 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 25-34 (download)