Chapter 3: Abandoning belief in cleanliness

Verses 53-63

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Overcoming the distortion of seeing the impure and foul body as pure and clean. The teachings on Chapter 3 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way begin at the end of the last talk in Chapter 2, given on June 6, 2013.

  • Examining the object of sexual desire and refuting the arguments that the bodies of others are attractive, desirable, and a source of pleasure
  • Seeing the body as impure to reduce sexual attachment
  • Understanding that the body is not a source of true happiness

08 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 53-63 (download)

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

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