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Chapter 7: Abandoning attachment to sense objects

Verses 151-157

Reasons and methods for giving up attachment to the fleeting pleasures of cyclic existence. The teachings on Chapter 7 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way begin at the end of the last talk in Chapter 6, given on October 10, 2013.

  • The variety of wrong views and how they cause problems
  • How attachment to cyclic existence is inappropriate and how to generate an aversion to cyclic existence that will help in working towards liberation

24 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 151-157 (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.