Chapters 7-8: Verses 173-176

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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.

  • The need to abandon attachment to samsaric pleasures
  • How to counteract attachment to seemingly attractive objects by meditating on their disadvantages and inability to give any lasting happiness
  • Seeking lasting happiness through liberation from cyclic existence
  • Beginning of Chapter 8

28 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 173-176 (download)

28 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 11-14-13

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