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 the Lalitavistara Sūtra
The three worlds are as impermanent as autumn clouds.
The birth and death of beings resembles scenes in a play.
The transient lives of beings are like lightning in the sky,
Rushing by quickly like a fast-flowing mountain stream.
- Repudiating accumulation of constructive karma for the sake of attractive objects, power, and wealth
- Repudiating accumulation of destructive actions
- Explaining the need to abandon contaminated karma
- How the Buddha showed us how we have to give up our craving for cyclic existence and practice the Dharma
- Why disturbing emotions can be abandoned and showing how it is possible to do so
- Since attachment has no inherently existent focal object, we can eliminate attachment