Chapter 7: Verses 159-170

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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.

  • Why it is necessary to abandon the causes for rebirth in cyclic existence: karma motivated by the afflictions
  • As there can be no real pleasure, it is unreasonable to strive for a nonexistent effect
  • Abandoning attachment to virtuous actions
  • Repudiating the accumulation of karma for the sake of possessions, out of attachment to worldly practices and attractive objects

Questions and answers

  • Reminders of impermanence as an antidote to pride
  • At what level can bodhisattvas direct their rebirth?
22 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 09-03-14

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