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Chapter 10: Verses 248-250

Chapter 10: Verses 248-250

The teachings on Chapter 10 of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way refute truly existent phenomena as well as the self.

  • A permanent self or creator could not act as a cause to make something happen
  • Seeing that things have a changing continuum avoids the extremes of permanence and annihilation
  • How to use an awareness of impermanence to live a meaningful life.

59 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 248-250 (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.