Review of Chapter 6: Part 2

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Antidotes to the disturbing emotions that steal our happiness and lead only to suffering. Venerable Thubten Chodron gave additional talks on this chapter of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way at the Kurukulla Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 29-30, 2014.

  • Confusion nurtures attachment, anger, and other afflictions
  • Two kinds of ignorance
  • How dependent arising is the antidote to ignorance
  • Develop wisdom that can differentiate the causes of happiness and the causes of suffering
  • Different philosophical ideas of the mental factor that keeps us bound in cyclic existence
    • Lower schools talk about it as grasping at a self sufficient, substantially existent person
    • Prasangika Madhyamikas talk about it as grasping at a inherently existent person

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