The teachings on Chapter 2 of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way counter the distortion of seeing what is in the nature of dukkha as pleasurable.
- We experience suffering whether we want to or not
- Suffering comes easily, and we have to work hard to find pleasure
- The suffering of birth, aging, sickness, and death, which we can’t escape no matter our situation in life
31 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Review of chapter 2 (download)