Chapter 8: Verses 179-183

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The teachings on Chapter 8 of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way show the methods of training the student’s mindstream to make it receptive to a spiritual path.

  • Why mental afflictions can be abandoned, and the importance of meditating on emptiness to eliminate them
  • Why even a doubt that things don’t exist as they appear has great benefit
  • The importance of correctly understanding how samsara arises, and refuting the three wrong views of how it arises

37 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 179-183 (download)

37 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 01-17-14

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