Chapters 2-3: Verses 45-52

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The teachings on Chapter 2 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way counter the distortion of seeing what is in the nature of dukkha as pleasurable.

  • Refuting arguments that real pleasure can be found in cylic existence
  • What is seen as pleasure in cyclic existence is actually only a small discomfort replacing a greater discomfort, only a transient relief of pain and discomfort
  • Beginning of Chapter 3: abandoning the belief in cleanliness

07 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 45-52 (download)

07 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 06-06-13

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