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.
- Refuting the belief that the body is clean and an appropriate object of desire
- Why there is resistance to hearing how the body is a bag of filth and impure
- Seeing the body as beautiful and the most wonderful thing leads to destructive actions just to get a morsel of sexual pleasure
09 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 64-72 (download)