The teachings on Chapter 2 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way counter the distortion of seeing what is in the nature of dukkha as pleasurable.
- Refuting arguments that real pleasure can be found in cylic existence
- What is seen as pleasure in cyclic existence is actually only a small discomfort replacing a greater discomfort, only a transient relief of pain and discomfort
- Beginning of Chapter 3: abandoning the belief in cleanliness
07 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 45-52 (download)