Chapter 4: Verses 85-92

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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.

  • Pointing out very coarse selflessness by pointing out the feeling of a self that is in control, using the example of a king
  • Why it is inappropriate for a leader to be proud
  • Relating the verses to current events such as actions by world leaders, protesting, and maintaining ethical principles in a society that promotes violence and retaliation against enemies

12 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 85-92 (download)

12 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 07-18-13

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