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Chapter 9: Verses 205-217

Chapter 9: Verses 205-217

The teachings on Chapter 9 of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way refute true existence by refuting unchanging, functioning phenomena.

  • What’s important in life
  • Refuting omnipresent space
  • Refuting permanent time
  • Cause and effect
  • Impermanence and permanence
  • True existence

50 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 205-217 (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.