Chapter 6: Abandoning disturbing emotions

Verses 126-130

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Antidotes to the disturbing emotions that steal our happiness and lead only to suffering. Venerable Thubten Chodron gave additional talks on this chapter of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way at the Kurukulla Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 29-30, 2014.

  • Recognizing that desire and anger neither bring us what we like nor protect us, but actually cause suffering
  • Confusion nurtures attachment and anger
  • Ascetic practices will not eliminate the afflictions; specific antidotes must be used:

18 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 126-130 (download)

18 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 09-05-13

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