Chapter 4: Verses 93-100

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The teachings on Chapter 4 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way focus on recognizing pride, contemplating its disadvantages, and learning its antidotes.

  • It is inappropriate to have pride even when one is from an upper class, is a leader, or has power or wealth
  • Being a leader often leads to harming others and creating the causes for future suffering
  • Comparing arrogance and self-confidence; one is a hindrance and the other necessary for spiritual development

13 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 93-100 (download)

13 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 07-25-13

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