The teachings on Chapter 7 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way explore the reasons and methods for giving up attachment to the fleeting pleasures of cyclic existence.
- The need to abandon attachment to samsaric pleasures
- How to counteract attachment to seemingly attractive objects by meditating on their disadvantages and inability to give any lasting happiness
- Seeking lasting happiness through liberation from cyclic existence
- Beginning of Chapter 8
28 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 173-176 (download)