Chapters 3-4: Verses 73-77

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Chapter 3 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way focuses on overcoming the distortion of seeing the impure and foul body as pure and clean.

  • All attempts to clean, beautify, and cover up the foulness of the body do not make it an appropriate object of desire; the body is still what it is
  • Developing inner happiness rather than searching for happiness in external objects and people
  • Chapter 4: Verses 75 to 77
    • Abandoning gross pride, thinking I am something praiseworthy
    • Wealth, status, health, etc, change all the time
  • Questions and answers
    • Difference between permanent and eternal
    • What is a soul and does it exist?
    • Explanation of mind and mindstream

10 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 73-77 (download)

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