Chapter 1: Verses 17-25

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe from 2013-2017.

Motivation from Shantideva

  • Making use of the precious human life with all the favorable conditions to practice the Dharma
  • Difficulty of creating the causes for the precious human life
  • Three long-term aims we can achieve as human beings and causes for achieving them

Verses 17-25

  • Instability of attachment to those to whom we are attached
  • Why grieving over death of relatives for the sake of convention and being attached to friendships is inappropriate
  • Advice on making effort to practice the path to liberation by giving up destructive actions
  • The benefits of meditating on impermanence
03 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 07-10-13

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