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Chapters 6-7: Verses 150-152

Chapters 6-7: Verses 150-152

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.

  • Why the emptiness of the mind is stressed over the emptiness of other objects
  • How to reflect on the afflictions to see that they are not solid, concrete qualities
  • The difference between using specific antidotes to manage manifest afflictions and eliminating them at the root
  • Beginning of Chapter 7 on abandoning attachment

23 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 150-152 (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.