Chapter 4: Abandoning pride

Verses 78-84

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Recognizing pride, contemplating its disadvantages, and learning its antidotes. The teachings on Chapter 4 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way begin at the end of the last talk in Chapter 3, given on June 27, 2013.

  • Response to comments from listeners
    • Pride and our relationship with the environment
    • How we treat animals, eating meat
    • What we do with the body after death
  • Verses 78 to 84
    • Refuting any belief that conceit or arrogance is appropriate
    • An employer giving a wage to employees is only giving them what is rightfully theirs
    • A person in charge of others depends on the people who support him
    • A leader accumulates the karma of those under his authority

11 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 78-84 (download)

11 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 07-04-13

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