Chapters 8-9: Verses 200-201

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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.

  • Commentary on a quote in the text from Buddhapalita on the three kinds of compassion
  • Explanation of the summarizing verse of the chapter on renunciation, dependent arising, and what it means to “make yourself a suitable vessel”
  • Beginning of Chapter 9: Refuting permanent functional phenomena

46 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 200-201 (download)

46 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 03-20-14

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