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.
- The importance of meditating on death
- Developing a wisdom fear of death in order to focus our practice
- The importance of reducing our attachment to things that are transient
30 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Review of chapter 1 (download)