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Chapter 10: Verse 247

Chapter 10: Verse 247

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

  • Things are impermanent but do not go out of existence
  • There is a continuity of things and the mind that goes on
  • There is no “glue” of permanence that holds together the parts of objects or the person
  • How impermanence can help forgive oneself and others

58 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verse 247 (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.