Chapter 7: Verses 166-172

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The teachings on Chapter 7 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way explore the reasons and methods for giving up attachment to the fleeting pleasures of cyclic existence.

  • Reasonings used to abandon attachment to upper rebirth, possessions, power, and wealth, which spur actions that result in unsatisfactory circumstances
  • Developing internal qualities that can lead to a stable, long-lasting state of internal peace that temporary worldly pleasures cannot bring

27 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 166-172 (download)

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

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