Review of Chapter 7: Verses 156-175

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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 difficulty of being a proper listener of the Dharma, having interest and access to teachings on bodhicitta and emptiness
  • The sufferings of a human rebirth
  • Our ignorance cannot comprehend the continuity of our ignorance
  • Seriousness of karma created under ignorance
  • If we really saw and understood what cyclic existence is really about, we would go crazy

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