Chapter 2: Abandoning belief in pleasure

Verses 35-44

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Countering the distortion of seeing what is in the nature of dukkha as pleasurable. The teachings on Chapter 2 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way begin at the end of the last talk in Chapter 1, given on May 23, 2013.

  • Dispelling the belief that real happiness can be found in cyclic existence
  • Seeing that there is no consistent, reliable source of pleasure that can overcome dukkha generates a motivation to practice and seek liberation

06 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 35-44 (download)

06 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 05-30-13

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