Chapter 5: Verses 101-102

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe from 2013-2017.

Motivation from Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa

  • How contemplation of impermanence, suffering, and uncleanness gives rise to renunciation
  • How renunciation and the correct view give rise to aspirational bodhicitta
  • Difference between aspirational and engaged bodhicitta

Verses 101–102

  • Distinction between Hinayana and Mahayana dispositions
  • How the causes of Buddhahood are in the Buddha, in the teachings he gave on how to practice virtue and abandon non-virtue
  • Distinctive features and effects of Buddha’s activities
  • Role of motivation for training in bodhisattva deeds
  • Freedom from fear of death gained by having long-term Dharma perspective
  • How awareness of death helps us cultivate good qualities and avoid harmful actions
  • Cultivation of wisdom which conquers death
13 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 08-30-14

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