Chapter 5: Verses 107-114

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe from 2013-2017.

Motivation from Letter to a Friend by Nagarjuna

Even more stupid than one who fills
A jewel-encrusted golden vessel with excrement
Is he who, having been born a human,
Performs evil deeds.

  • Making good use of our precious human life to cultivate virtues and avoid non-virtues to bring about liberation and full awakening

Verses 107–114

  • Benefits of inspiring others to generate conventional and ultimate bodhicitta
  • Physical and mental conduct of a bodhisattva
  • Greater compassion and care for people with strong afflictions
  • How bodhisattvas gradually lead and teach sentient beings according to their dispositions
  • Four ways of gathering disciples
  • Faults of not giving encouragement to benefit others
15 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 08-31-14

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