Chapter 8: Verses 176-178

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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.

  • Explanation that the afflictions can be abandoned because their objects don’t exist from their own side, and because the afflictions don’t exist from their own side
  • The importance of reflecting on how we are constantly transfixed by sense objects, how they control us, and the faults of our attachment to them

36 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 176-178 (download)

36 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Ven. Chodron 01-09-14

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