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Chapter 8: Verses 184-187

Chapter 8: Verses 184-187

The teachings on Chapter 8 of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way show the methods of training the student’s mindstream to make it receptive to a spiritual path.

  • Additional explanation on how emptiness does not mean non-existence
  • The problems of being attached to your own view and antagonistic to others’ views
  • The importance of reflecting on the faults of cyclic existence

39 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 184-187 (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.