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Chapter 6: Verses 138-143

Chapter 6: Verses 138-143

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.

  • The 12 ways to train for those with a preponderance of desire
  • Aryadeva’s reasonings showing that anger is inappropriate and leads to suffering
  • Seeing unpleasant situations as the ripening of our own karma
  • Unpleasant words are not inherently harmful or unpleasant

21 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 138-143 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.