Chapters 1-2: Verses 25-34

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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.

  • Seeing the body for what it is, objectively, without exaggeration
  • How the mistaken view of the body as a source of pleasure leads to negative actions and dukkha
  • Seeing the body as source of pain and discomfort will give impetus to work for liberation from cyclic existence
  • Beginning verses of Chapter 2

05 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 25-34 (download)

05 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 05-23-13

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