Chapter 3: Verses 67–74

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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

  • Dependent on causes and conditions, the three realms of existence and all phenomena are impermanent and give rise to suffering, i.e. they are impure and lack inherent existence

Verses 67-74

  • Additional commentary on Verse 60
  • How our mind mistakenly superimposes nonexistent qualities on the body
  • Refuting the idea that the body is clean because others take pride in it or because it is easy to clean it or make it beautiful
  • There is nothing which is a definitive cause of desire

Questions and answers

  • Definitions of a sutra
  • Relationship between the four aspects of the Four Noble Truths and the 400 Stanzas
  • Two meanings of impurity
09 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 07-13-13

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