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Chapter 10: Verses 236-246

Chapter 10: Verses 236-246

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

  • The untenable consequences of positing a permanent creator or soul
  • Refuting non-Buddhist views of a permanent self
  • The impossibility of a permanent self that could experience or become liberated

57 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 236-246 (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.