Chapter 8: Verses 192-194

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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.

  • The meaning and purpose of the verses before teachings requesting teachings
  • How the Buddha teaches according to the dispositions and needs of disciples
  • Importance of giving and accumulating merit
  • Teaching emptiness to those who are not prepared can be damaging to the student
  • Sentient beings need to understand how things work conventionally before they can understand emptiness

42 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 192-194 (download)

42 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 02-20-14

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