Countering the distortion of permanence by reflecting on death. Chapters 1-8 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way explain the stages of the path dependent on conventional truths.
- Grieving for the loss of those to whom we are attached, not wanting to separate from loved ones and attachment to the continuity of this life
- How practicing the Dharma will be of greater benefit to ourselves and our loved ones
04 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 11-24 (download)