Chapter 8: Verses 185-200

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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.

  • Giving up strong attachment to one’s own views
  • Attaining liberation is impossible without renunciation of cyclic existence
  • Appropriateness of striving for liberation because of great disadvantages of cyclic existence
  • The importance of leading the students by gradual stages of the path according to their capacity
  • Liberation from cyclic existence is attained by understanding that all phenomena are empty of inherent existence
  • Why we need to both create merit and gain wisdom
  • Why emptiness should not be taught to the unreceptive
  • Necessity of teaching emptiness through various approaches
  • Familiarization with the meaning of emptiness leads to liberation from cyclic existence
  • Why some do not gain release although release is gained by understanding emptiness
  • Disturbing emotions can certainly be eliminated
  • Birth in cyclic existence is beginingless but not endless
25 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 09-05-14

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