Review 1 of Chapter 8: Verses 184-188

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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.

  • Wanting happiness that lasts, but not knowing how to create the causes
  • Importance of understanding emptiness
  • Giving up the fear of emptiness
  • If actions existed inherently there would be no liberation
  • Giving up polluted virtuous and non-virtuous actions
  • Impossible to attain liberation without generating an aversion to samsara
  • Importance of striving for liberation after looking at the miseries of cyclic existence

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53 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas Review of Chpt 8 with Ven. Semkye 05-08-14

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